Why standing waves are called standing?
physics - drwls, Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2:19pm
Because the peaks and valleys of wave motion do not move. Only the vibrating medium moves, at the frequency of the wave.
Standing waves are caused by a pair of matched (amplitude/frequency) travelling waves moving in opposite directions.
I will try to find a website with an illustration or video of what is meant
- physics - drwls, Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2:23pm