Superposition of Waves – A Level Physics

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  • Taz 7 years ago

    Thanks for the upload, Could you please make a video about Doppler effect and Red shift?

    • Physics Online 7 years ago

      @Tareq Ahmed I’ll look into it

  • Karanjot Sahota 7 years ago

    Would the waves be moving towards each other when adding?

    • Max Hodder 3 years ago

      Appreciate this reply is 4 years late. But I believe this would be applied in any situation where waves of the same type are moving along different vectors (speed or direction) and interfere with each other.

  • Usman Alamgir 6 years ago

    Thank You very much
    You have cleared my concept in just 3 minutes 🙂

  • Ruqi Bibi 6 years ago

    thank u so much i didn’t understand this until I watched this video thank u

  • David Akowe 6 years ago

    Could some one help me with this question please?

  • Hippøz Hipos 5 years ago

    just realised i cant be a physicst

    • Physics Online 5 years ago

      hippoz hipos why is that?

    • Hippøz Hipos 5 years ago

      because i have exam of physics tomorrow and i didnt know about concept of these simple waves till now

    • XaleTheCharacter 1 2 years ago

      @Hippøz Hipos XD

  • Akhil Vs 5 years ago

    it was excellent sir i hope u can provide new topics nxt time

  • Jonathon Couriard 5 years ago

    What pens do you use?

    • Shamsun Naher 4 years ago


  • Lindadada-dadada L 5 years ago

    life saver thanks sir

  • Gretel 5 years ago

    oh my god thank you!!!

  • vemulamanda srisrivarma 4 years ago

    thank you very much you just switched on my mind in few minutes

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  • AntraMantraBlou 4 years ago

    So what is the definition of superposition and what is it??

    • Laura Maniscalco 4 years ago

      Superpositon is when two waves are overlapping each other.
      When two waves are superimposed, they will interfere with each other. (the magnitude of the displacements of the waves combine to form the resultant wave) and that is what the video is explaining.

    • Naresh Kumar 3 years ago

      @Laura Maniscalco this explanation is the one which is looking for… Tq

  • Merv 00 3 years ago

    thank you so much!

  • Butterfly Simmer 3 years ago

    Nice, this is great for BTEC applied science as well 😀

    • Luca Lalsie 3 years ago

      Butterfly Simmer yup

  • ABDULLAH ANWAR 3 years ago

    brilliant ….

  • Gigi 3 years ago

    I missed the part where you say what is superposition, no matter how much I rewind and review the video. So I will deduce that superposition is sum of waves.

  • Motionlessgames 2 years ago

    This isn’t the all there is still phase difference and beats and also stand waves can superimposed to

  • josh hayes 2 years ago

    Why don’t radar waves superposition on each other?

  • matthew ujunwa 2 years ago

    When ur 14 and u do as level physics cuz u skipped class. This is really hard for me to understand. 😞

  • ihavenoname 2 years ago

    This was amazing, my textbook did a horrible job of explaining it.

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