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Ripple Tank (2-D Waves) Applet

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.


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Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson (Student)
11 years ago

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.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 30 min