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written by Chiu-king Ng
Available Languages: English, Chinese
This simulation allows the user to investigate the interference in a ripple tank due to two or more identical sources.  

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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- Educators
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2002 Chiu-king Ng
intensity, interference, path difference, phase, principal maxima, ripple tank, secondary maxima, two sources, wavelength
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September 9, 2007
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