We call this new energy a reflected wave because it is reflected back to the
source. In the example we are using, a reflected pulse of 50 volts adds to
the original 50 volts, making the total voltage at the open end 100 volts.
12. The reflected wave travels toward the battery.
The 100 volts across the open end of the ATL is considered a new
source voltage. It moves in a direction opposite to that of the original
(incident) energy. Let's observe the voltmeters again and see what happens
as the reflected wave moves toward the battery.
The Pulse is Reflected.
a. Part A of Figure 29 shows the line at the instant when the reflected
voltage adds to the original voltage.
b. We see in Part B of Figure 29 that the reflected 50 volts now
appears at points (5) and (6), making the meter at these points read 100