Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help



Search > Material Results >

Ripple Tank (2-D Waves) Applet


Ripple Tank (2-D Waves) Applet

Logo for Ripple Tank (2-D Waves) Applet
Displays wave interference from a wide range of source and barrier configurations. The user can select specific configurations or add sources and barriers themselves.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: March 03, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 14, 2013
Submitter: Tom Colbert



Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements:
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


QR Code for this Page

Browse in Categories


Discussion for Ripple Tank (2-D Waves) Applet

Log in to participate in the discussions or Register if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Matt Johnson
3 years ago

Matt Johnson (Student)

A fantastic tool. I find it can be used over and over again while teaching waves to provide a quick visualization of exactly what a property mans.

Technical Remarks:

Fairly processor heavy.  Certainly you will to download and attempt to run on your in class machine before getting the kids hopes up in class.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 min
Used in course