1. This kinesthetic activity is designed to give upper-division undergraduate students an intuitive understanding of non-dispersive wave propagation inside a coaxial cable.
  2. Students form two lines and act as electrons while a voltage wave propagates through a coaxial cable.
  3. The whole class discussion focuses on how a voltage (“force”) wave is measured as compared to how the charges are moving (“displacement” wave) and the difference between material velocity and the propagation speed of the wave.

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