Traveling waves are inherently related to simple harmonic motion, but waves and SHM are not the
same thing. Discuss the similarities and differences in depth. Consider, for example whether it is
possible to use a driven harmonic oscillator to produce traveling waves? Is it possible to use traveling
waves to produce simple harmonic motion? In SHM the kinetic and potential energy are “out of
phase” with one another. That is, when the kinetic energy is large, the potential energy is small. Is
this the case with traveling waves on a string?
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