This is the updated version of https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.waverepresentationapp725685
An open source physics at Singapore simulation based on codes written by Andrew Duffy and Loo Kang WEE.
more resources can be found herehttp://iwant2study.org/ospsg/index.php/interactive-resources/physics/04-waves
Wave is an oscillation accompanied by a transfer of energy that travels through medium (space or mass)
Waves consist, instead, of oscillations or vibrations (of a physical quantity), around almost fixed locations
This simulation is on transverse wave where disturbance creates oscillations that are perpendicular to the propagation of energy transfer.
The equation for wave is A sin ( wt +kx + ϕ)
A is the maximum amplitude of the wave, maximum distance from the highest point of the disturbance in the medium (the crest) to the equilibrium point during one wave cycle.
w is is the angular frequency
t is time
k is is the wavenumber
x is the position
ϕ is the is the phase constant
concepts illustrated in the simulations include
T is the time for one complete cycle of an oscillation of a wave
f is the number of periods per unit time (per second) and is related by T = 1/f
λ is the wavelength
v is the velocity of the wave travelling and is related by v= f λ
vtmax is the maximum transverse velocity of the wave particle that occurs at the displacement d =0.
My sincere gratitude for the tireless contributions of Francisco Esquembre, Fu-Kwun Hwang, Wolfgang Christian, Félix Jesús Garcia Clemente, Anne Cox, Andrew Duffy, Todd Timberlake and many more in the Open Source Physics community. I have designed much of the above based on their ideas and insights, and I thank the OSP community for which Singapore was honored with 2015-6 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education.