Standing Waves on a String
The above simulation shows how two waves can add together to produce a standing wave on
a string (position is in centimeters and time is in seconds). The third panel
represents the string. The waves in the first two panels have been superimposed to produce
the wave in the third panel.
Which of the following statements is true? Start
Waves never pass through the point x=0 on the string since this point
The string is perfectly straight when the maxima in the first two panels
There is an instant in time when the string does not move.
The string is moving fastest when the maxima in the first two panels