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Problem 38.1: Rank waves in ripple tanks by slit width
Please wait for the animation to completely load.
The animation shows waves from a single slit (which is underneath the red, blue, or green stripe). Restart. Rank the animations from the smallest slit to the largest slit.
This applet calculates seven frames and then runs continuously. For a large number of sources, or for very small wavelengths, this calculation can take some time, so let the applet finish calculating all sevenf frames.
Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.