ERIC Number: EJ831999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Does the Wave Equation Really Work?
Armstead, Donald C.; Karls, Michael A.
PRIMUS, v16 n2 p162-177 Jun 2006
The wave equation is a classic partial differential equation that one encounters in an introductory course on boundary value problems or mathematical physics, which can be used to describe the vertical displacement of a vibrating string. Using a video camera and Wave-in-Motion software to record displacement data from a vibrating string or spring, we verify the wave equation and a modified version that incorporates damping. (Contains 10 figures and 5 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Photography, Computer Uses in Education, Video Technology, Calculus, Mathematics Education, Physics, Equations (Mathematics), Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Computation, Science Experiments, College Mathematics, College Science
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