Wave Interference in 2D

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Title Wave Interference in 2D
Description This activity helps students understand what happens when two-dimensional waves interfere. Learning Goals: o Interpret a 2D top view picture of a wave o Identify areas of constructive and destructive interference in 2D. o Predict the behavior of water, sound, or light when you have two sources (predict what will happen in both constructive and in destructive areas)
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords constructive interference, destructive interference, interference, light, sound, water
Simulation(s) Wave Interference

Author(s) Karen King, Cory Hofschild
School / Organization Denver School of Science and Technology
Date submitted 4/2/07
Date updated 4/28/15