3-D Waves Applet

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Subject:
Computing and Information, Physics
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library, Shodor
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education, CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Graduate / Professional, Career / Technical
Language:
English
Material Type:
Interactive
Media Format:
Text/HTML
Technical requirements:
JAVA, Compressed file
Shodor Abstract:

This java applet is a simulation that demonstrates scalar waves (such as sound waves) in three dimensions. It shows point sources, line sources, and plane waves, and also demonstrates interference between sources.

ComPADRE Digital Library Abstract:

This applet is a 3D simulation of wave motion due to different types of sources. The simulation can be rotated and/or frozen and viewed on a 2D slice. Among the possible simulations are point, line, slit, quadrapole and plane sources. The intensity can be shown, or the view limited to the sides of the box. The frequency, source separation, phase difference and balance are adjustable when necessary. The page also includes directions in English and German, and the source.

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