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Gently raise and lower one end of the apparatus to create waves. This machine is particularly useful for creating a standing wave.

Use the tube full of water to damp the system. Attach the stand with the clip to demonstrate fixed boundary conditions. Damping and boundary conditions are more easily demonstrated by the hanging wave generator.

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