Wave propegation: the ripple tank website (uses JAVA)

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Interesting animated website that visually demonstrates wave propegation and has a number of variables the viewer can add to change the results. Two screen shots are below.

From the website:

"This java applet is a simulation of a ripple tank. It demonstrates waves in two dimensions, including such wave phenomena as interference, diffraction (single slit, double slit, etc.), refraction, resonance, phased arrays, and the Doppler effect."

Ripple Tank Simulation