Transverse Wave Demonstration

Purpose: Demonstrate transverse waves.

Parts:Transverse wave Demonstrator Kit.

Kit contains 3 parts

  • A section with long rods
  • A section with short rods
  • A connection piece which has rods of different lengths varying from long to short


Each part consist of set of rods connected to a torsional wire. When we move the end rod the disturbance is transmitted down the propagator. It clearly demonstrates the transverse displacement of each individual stick  with respect to the wave propagation. The three pieces together can be used to explain the velocity in different media. It also demonstrate, wavelength vs velocity ,constructive/destructive interference, reflection and transmission at boundaries etc.