Wave Machine Complete Kit

127.97 each

Wave Machine set to demonstrate the theory of waves

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Wave Machine Kit - complete set, includes items 1-4 above.
Product Code: 0126 In stock - at least 3 available
£127.97 each
£115.17 each
£102.38 each
This Wave Machine is an inexpensive set to demonstrate the theory of waves. It comes with a booklet written by Dr. Cyril Isenberg of Kent University.

The pieces are in kit form that the user must assemble.

Demonstrations with this set are all concerned with mechanical vibrations. However, all waves, mechanical, electromagnetic, water etc. satisfy the same wave equation and consequently have common wave properties. The understanding of mechanical waves can be easily transferred to other non-mechanical waves.

The kit comprises:
1) A transverse wave machine - 80 arms spaced on nylon line with detachable weights. This provides an example of transverse wave propagation in which movements of the rods create the waves. It is visually attractive and easy to use. The machine demonstrates the superimposition of waves, amplitude and decay, stationary waves, nodes and harmonics, reflection, transmission and solitons. The waves are actuated by hand.
2) Two loaded elastic cords - three metres of elastic cord threaded with weights and spacers. These illustrate transverse wave motion and has the advantage that the effects of different wave parameters, such as the mass per unit length, cell size and tension can be compared.
3) An extension spring (like a slinky) with weights. This can be used for the propagation of both longitudinal and transverse waves.
4) A teacher's book which describes the experiments and gives detailed quantitative analysis.

Suitable from Key Stage 3 to university levels of education.

Wave Machine Complete Kit

 ComponentQuantityOrder Code
 Nylon line x 6m1 
 Large handle2 
 Orbit rigid green 2cm straw140 
 Orbit rigid green 3cm straw140 
 Minit Green 2.5cm Straw160 
 Elastic x 6m1 
 Weights for elastic1 
 Extension spring1 
 Weight for extension spring : 4 m1 
 Wave machine - dowels80 
 Detachable weights for dowels80 
 Instruction booklet1 

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