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.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Johnson, Richard T.
"Demonstration of the Transition from the Particle Approach to the Wave Approach,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 70:
, Article 63.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol70/iss1/63