Type:

Other

Description:

This interactive simulation allows users to explore the properties of waves. Wave sources and mediums are provided for water, sound, and light so users can compare the behavior of different types of waves. Options include a stopwatch and ruler to measure the waves directly, along with movable detectors and customizable slit widths and spacings to allow users to watch the interference patterns over time. All three options, water, sound, and light, allow users to select between one and two sources, and up to two slits. This simulation is part of a large and growing collection. It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL,Multimedia,Interference,double slit,Mathematics,single slit,Optics,Interference and Diffraction of Sound,Wave Motion,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Interference and Diffraction,Higher Education,Oscillations & Waves,Undergraduate (Lower Division),water,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070503090658330T,Physics,Interference From Two Sources,sound,light,Education Practices,Engineering,Quantum Physics,Probability, Waves, and Interference,Vocational/Professional Development Education,interference pattern,Education,Technology,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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