If a wave travels toward a barrier where the end is not fixed and reflects describe in either words or a drawing what the reflected wave will look like.

You can see in an animation what happens at:

There is an even better animation at
Set the "damping" adjustment at zero. You can see what the behavior of the
"fixed end", "free end" and "no end" cases look like

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