Reflection of a Pulse (Free end)

Ray Tuck
  • The simulation represents a transverse pulse traveling along a string towards a free end. The end of the string is free to move.
  • The pulse reflects from the free end which is represented by the vertical black dotted line.
  • The red line shows the resultant shape of the string, the blue line shows the incident pulse and the green line shows the reflected pulse.
  • Tick Show resultant only to show only the resultant shape of the string.
  • The dotted blue line shows where the pulse would be if the string continued on and the pulse was not reflected.