Mission WM6: Interference of Waves

Mission WM6 pertains to the interference, tupes of interference, and the use of the principle of superposition to determine the shape of a resultant wave. The mission consists of 30 questions organized into 8 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 recognize the distinction between constructive and destructive interference.
  • The student should be able to utilize the principle of superposition to predict the shape and amplitude of a wave form resulting from the interference of two waves.


Launch Mission WM6


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 3, Part c  

Video Tutorials:

Interference of Waves



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: