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written by Edward Zobel
This simulation shows the interference pattern due to two sources. The sources can be set to be in-phase or out-of-phase and they can be moved.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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- Algebra-based Physics
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constructive, destructive, fringes, in-phase, interference, out-of-phase, ripple tank, two sources
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