Mission WM7: Standing Wave Patterns and Harmonics

Mission WM7 pertains to an understanding of a node, antinode, standing wave pattern, and harmonics. You should be able to inspect a standing wave pattern and relate the wavelength to the length of the pattern. The mission consists of 34 questions organized into 10 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to identify key concepts regarding the anatomy of a standing wave.
  • The student should be able to relate the length of a medium to the wavelength of a standing wave established in that medium.


Launch Mission WM7


Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, Waves Unit, Lesson 4, Part c

The Physics Classroom, Waves Unit, Lesson 4, Part d


Video Tutorials:

Harmonics and Standing Wave Patterns



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: