Ripple tank D

LD 401501
Ripple tank D
  8  Ripple tank D

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Using waves in water to demonstrate wave propagation, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, and the Doppler effect. The oscillations of a diaphragm in the supply equipment are transmitted, in the form of fluctuations in air pressure, via variously shaped wave-generators to the surface of the water. Single wave generation, namely generation of a wave packet by buttons. Shining a light through the ripple tank projects an image of the waves onto a vertical screen via a plane mirror (it is possible to place the tank on an overhead projector). An image of a stationary image of the waves can be produced by synchronising a stroboscopic light with the wave generator.

Technical data

  • Ripple tank with mirror and screen:
    Projectable area of ripple tank: 30 cm x 19 cm
    Screen size: 50 cm x 32.5 cm
    Dimensions: 50 cm x 32.5 cm x 32 cm
  • Stroboscope:
    Lamp data: 12 V, 55 W
    Dimensions: 18 cm x 10 cm x 25 cm
  • Distance between tank and stroboscope: 43 cm
  • Frequency generator:
    Frequency range: 8 to 80 Hz
    (continuously adjustable)
    Mains supply: 115/230 V, 50/60 Hz,
    via mains cable
    Fuses for 230 V: T 0.63 B
    for 115 V: T 1.25 B
    Dimensions: 30 cm x 14 cm x 23 cm
  • Total weight: 12 kg

Scope of delivery

1 Ripple tank with mirror, projection screen and stroboscope
1 Supply unit for wave-generators and stroboscope
2 Generators for circular waves
1 Generator for plane waves
1 Set of obstructions (reflecting wall, wide slit, 4-way multiple slit, grating, covering slide)
1 Set of refracting objects (big, transparent, plane-parallel block, biconvex lens, biconcave lens, prism)
1 Hose clamp
1 Plastic bottle
1 Drip bottle for washing-up liquid
1 Bull's eye level

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