Ripple Tank Project

By: Kelsey N, Robert S, Reagan R, Jocelin R

Part 1 - Kelsey

Transverse Wave

- A wave that causes the particles of the medium to vibrate perpendicularly to the direction the waves travels.

- The way it is created is from the particles of the medium to vibrate perpendicularly to the direction of the waves travels.

- The different type of transverse waves are EM waves, and Polarized waves.

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Longitudinal Waves

- A wave that causes the particles of the medium to vibrate parallel to the direction of the wave.

- the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of the wave.

- Longitudinal waves include sound waves, and seismic P-waves.

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Part 2 - Kelsey

Spherical Wave

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Definition

Are emitted from a single point source in a spherical shape.

Calculations

Wavelength -

Frequency -

Wave Speed -

Part 3 - Jocelin

Dual Pin Interference Wave

The interference between two sets of waves that have the same frequency.

-It originates from two sources

-Starts off as a spherical wave

-The waves interfere with themselves only

Dual Pin Interference wave

Dual Slit Interference

Originates from a source and has two points of interference

Interferes with itself and the barrier

Dual slit interference

Part 4 - Robert

Wave Reflection

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Wave Reflection at 45 degrees

Wave reflection 1 at 45 degrees

Angle of incidence: 45 degrees

Angle of reflection: 45 degrees

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Wave Reflection at 90 degrees

Wave reflection 2 at 90 degrees

Angle of incidence identified: 90 degrees

Angle of reflection identified: 90 degrees

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Wave Reflection at 180 degrees

Wave Reflection 3 at 50 Degrees

Angle of Incidence identified: 50

Angle of reflection identified: 50

If a ray of light could be observed approaching and reflecting off of a flat mirror, then the behavior of the light as it reflects would follow a predictable law known as the law of reflection.

Part 5 - Reagan