3B10.10-1 - Transverse Pulse in a Rope Fastened to the Wall
Demonstrate a transverse pulse.
A long piece of rope can be fastened to the wall by means of the bolt on the side wall in each lecture hall or to the bolt in the back of the room for 268 Weiser. After connecting the rope to the bolt, lay the rope out along the front of the classroom.
The tension can be controlled by the operator, and the speed of the pusle will change accordingly.
For an easily seen pusle, hold the rope with one hand and displace the rope by ~18" with your other hand. Give a count down to get the student's attention. Once released, the pulse will travel down the rope and be reflected back to the operator.
**to use as a standing wave, do a jump-rope style motion to exite standing waves, though very tiresome.**