oPhysics: Interactive Physics Simulations

Wave Pulse Reflection (Free & Fixed Ends)

This is a visual simulation of the reflection of a wave pulse. Use the check boxes choose between a fixed end (bouncing off a more rigid medium) or a free end (bouncing off a less rigid medium). Use the other check boxes to show or hide the undisturbed incident and reflected waves, so that you can see how their superposition causes the shape of the actual wave.