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Document Type

Research

Abstract

This article describes a demonstration, suitable for elementary physics, to show the transition from the particle to the wave approach. Standing waves in a continuous string are approximated by particles fastened to a much lower density or "massless" string. The agreement between the continuous and discrete systems is good, and the wave approach is shown to be only another way of describing systems.

Publication Date

1963

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

70

Issue

1

First Page

383

Last Page

386

Copyright

© Copyright 1963 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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