Wave Machine

This model represents the way a rope would react if all four sides were fixed and a point on the "rope" were being moved perpendicular to the 2-D plane, thus creating a wave pattern. The user of the program can manipulate the position, frequency, and amplitude of the vibration and adjust the level of friction to visualize various wave patterns.

For detailed instructions on using the program, take a look at the info window from the Wave Machine model.

Download the StarLogoT source code for the Wave Machine model:
Download wave

To run this file you need StarLogoT2002 for the Macintosh.
(download StarLogoT)

Click on one of the pictures to see a quicktime movie of the model:
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