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Ripple Tank Simulation
January 25, 2006 7:41 AM   Subscribe

Ripple Tank Simulation is a delightful, mesmeric java applet simulation of a ripple tank. It demonstrates two dimensional wave phenomena such as interference, diffraction, refraction, resonance, phased arrays, and the Doppler effect (do try the 3D view). From Paul Falstad's fantastic collection of Math, Physics and Engineering Applets.
posted by MetaMonkey (14 comments total)

 
[this is good]
posted by swordfishtrombones at 8:06 AM on January 25, 2006


Well there goes half an hour of my life. Mesmerising.
posted by public at 8:08 AM on January 25, 2006


Ow... my brain! So hypnotizing!
posted by antifuse at 8:10 AM on January 25, 2006


Nifty. I want to set it for 30,000 moving sources in a blue, white, and yellow color scheme, just to see what we look like.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:42 AM on January 25, 2006


Wow... that was neato.
posted by 40 Watt at 8:45 AM on January 25, 2006


Those are so cool! I even halfway remember what they're supposed to be illustrating!
posted by ancientgower at 9:13 AM on January 25, 2006


Oooh! Do the Oscillating Membrane!

(...Do the Oscillating Membrane... with me-e-e-e!...)
posted by ancientgower at 9:14 AM on January 25, 2006


nuts. that neat little link sucked a half hour of my day before I realized I could revisit it later. thanks for this.
posted by Busithoth at 9:41 AM on January 25, 2006


Oh wow, this is like 300% faster on my PC than it was on my Mac.
posted by smackfu at 10:05 AM on January 25, 2006


double
posted by moift at 10:50 AM on January 25, 2006


Thanks for the seizure.
posted by Mayor Curley at 10:56 AM on January 25, 2006


Would be better with sound.
posted by meh at 10:59 AM on January 25, 2006


Would definitely be much better with sound. And, of course, drugs.
posted by theperfectcrime at 5:27 PM on January 25, 2006


[Apologies for the double]
posted by MetaMonkey at 8:31 PM on January 25, 2006


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