3B10.10-Transverse Pulses and Waves

3b1010transverse_pulses_and_waves (rope)

Video: Watch this demo

Instructor’s video

Description: This demonstration visually shows a transverse pulse or transverse waves.
Connect the long rope or long spring to the side of the classroom and stretch it. To show pulses, pluck it vertically.
To show waves, just move it up and down several times.

Note: The pulses in the spring may propagate too quick for students to see. The string is recommended.