Ripple Tank Project
By: Sandy Henderson, Trever Larson, and Shreya Vurimi
Transverse: A wave in which the direction of displacement is perpendicular to the direction of propagation
- Transverse waves are important to everyday life for various of reasons. Some of those being moving the ocean water and other real life example is a crowd at a game doing the wave in the stands.
Longitudinal: A wave in which the direction of the wave and its propagation are parallel to each other
- Real life examples of longitudinal waves would be splinkys, and even sound waves carry the form of longitudinal waves sometimes.
Spherical Waves and Plane waves
A plane wave constant-frequency wave whose wavefronts parallel planes
Dual Pin and Double Slit Interference
Double Slit: Interference from two sets of waves that was originally one wave but traveled through a barrier with two slits.
Constructive Interference: Combination of two or more waves that results in a new wave pattern with a greater amplitude
Destructive Interference: two or more waves that are in different phases that combine with each other cancelling resulting in waves of smaller amplitude
Law of Reflection: States that the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence