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This page contains two short video clips of waves in a ripple tank.  One shows ripples from a stationary source that students can analyze to find the frequency and wavelength of the waves.  The second video shows the source moving at a constant velocity through the water. An analysis of this movie shows agreement with the Doppler formula.  LivePhoto Physics uses high-speed DV format videography in which action may be stepped frame-by-frame, enabling easy use of video analysis software.  The videos are 10-30 frames in length and may be viewed in step motion or real-time.  Position and time data may be measured and collected by using video-analysis tools.  

SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE for a link to download free Tracker video analysis software.  Tracker allows students to not only analyze the video in slow-motion, but also to overlay the videos with dynamical models to see how well the model matches the real world.  

This video is part of a larger collection of short physics videos developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology Live Photo Physics Project.

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Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Doppler Effect
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
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- Instructional Material
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mechanics videos, physics videos, ripple tank, ripple tank video, video, video analysis, video capture, waves
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Metadata instance created March 23, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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January 8, 2008

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Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: How Waves Move and Interact: Reflection, Refraction, Interference

Two high-quality video clips of wave motion in a ripple tank.  One shows ripples from a stationary source, which can be analyzed to find frequency and wavelength.  The second shows the source moving at constant velocity.  May be viewed in step motion to allow for video analysis/measurement.  For free software tools to do computer analysis of these videos frame-by-frame, see the "Tracker Video Analysis" item below.

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, edited by R. Teese (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2007), WWW Document, (http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/ripple/).
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LivePhoto Physics: Ripple Tank - Moving Source, , edited by R. Teese (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2007), <http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/ripple/>.
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Teese, R. (Ed.). (2008, January 8). LivePhoto Physics: Ripple Tank - Moving Source. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from Rochester Institute of Technology: http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/ripple/
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Teese, Robert, ed. LivePhoto Physics: Ripple Tank - Moving Source. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, January 8, 2008. http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/ripple/ (accessed 22 December 2014).
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Teese, Robert, ed. LivePhoto Physics: Ripple Tank - Moving Source. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007. 8 Jan. 2008. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/ripple/>.
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@misc{ Title = {LivePhoto Physics: Ripple Tank - Moving Source}, Publisher = {Rochester Institute of Technology}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 December 2014}, Month = {January 8, 2008}, Year = {2007} }
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This is the web site to obtain a free download of Tracker Video Analysis software, a tool to analyze video clips frame-by-frame and also combine the videos with computer-generated dynamical models. Full instructions for use in the classroom are included.

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