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written by Chiu-king Ng
Available Languages: English, Chinese
This simulation allows the user to investigate the interference due to two identical wave sources in a ripple tank. The user can change the wavelength of the sources, and their separation. By clicking on any point on the wave pattern, the user can observe the two wave trains meeting at that point and the path difference is evaluated.

This is a part of the "Learn Physics using Java" library of simulations.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
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© 2002 Chiu-king Ng
interference, path difference, ripple tank, two sources, wavelength
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