lab25 - LAB# 25: RIPPLE TANK INTRODUCTION: In this...

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LAB# 25: RIPPLE TANK INTRODUCTION: In this experiment we observe some properties of waves with the aid of a ripple tank. The velocity of a wave is a property of the medium that the wave is moving in. In the case of surface waves, the velocity is a function of the depth of the water. Since, for any wave, v= λ f (v is the velocity, f the frequency, and λ the wavelength), we can study the effects of different wavelengths by changing the frequency of the source. APPARATUS: Ripple tank with strobe light -run the strobes for less than 3 min./time, various barriers, eyedropper, large sheets of paper for tracing. See also the next few pages for sketches of this equipment. NOTE: When using the wave source regulator it`s important not to exceed 3V DC. Carefully set the voltage on the scale to 3 Volts before hooking up the wave source regulator. HAVE YOUR TA CHECK THE VOLTAGE SET-UP. NOTE: We have sets of film loops which illustrate all of the wave phenomena under optimum conditions. If you find that you cannot produce the patterns that you anticipate,
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