How would I answer the following question, I recently started waves in my AS class.
" Describe how transverse water waves with a plane wavefront may be produced in a ripple tank".
Its work 2 marks. I imagine you would use a slit to diffract the waves?
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- 07-02-2010 00:22
- 07-02-2010 03:01
I remember seeing a demo of this in class once, and it was done by oscillating a ruler in and out of the ripple tank. The ruler gave the waves a straight wavefront, in the same way a ball would give them a circular wavefront.
- 07-02-2010 20:14
if you used a slit then it would have rounded edges, so wouldn't be a plane wavefront, and you'd still need to generate something to pass through the slit anyway
ruler would work yer