2-d Oscillation Applet
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2-d Oscillation Applet


2-d Oscillation Applet

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A highly flexible 2-d wave simulator. Using a grid that continuously solves the 2-d wave equation, this applet allows the introduction of point and line sources, fixed or free boundaries, media of different index of refraction, etc. Includes a larger variety of interesting preset scenarios.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: September 15, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 01, 2007
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  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 5 average rating
  • User Rating: 5 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (none)
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for John Mallinckrodt
13 years ago

John Mallinckrodt (Faculty)

The best general purpose 2-d wave simulator I've seen. Easy to use and
incredibly flexible.