physics simulation

Instructions: Move the slider to change the frequency/wavelength of the soundwave. Follow a particular molecule to see that it undergoes oscillatory motion, not linear translation.
Explanation: A sound wave is created by displacing air molecules.

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soundwave simulator
longitudinal wave simulation

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