Optional Practical: Waves in a bucket

IB Physics: Optional Practical: Waves in a bucket

In this practical water waves in a shallow rectangular container will be investigated. Pour about 1cm depth of water into the container and place it on the table. Push the side of the container and you will see a wave travel across the surface. The wave will travel to the opposite side of the container and reflect back. If you time the pushes correctly you can keep the wave bouncing backwards and forwards across the...


To access the entire contents of this site, you need to log in or subscribe to it..

Click the free stuff button on the home page to access free pages or check the blog (which is also free).

All materials on this website are for the exclusive use of teachers and students at subscribing schools for the period of their subscription. Any unauthorised copying or posting of materials on other websites is an infringement of our copyright and could result in your account being blocked and legal action being taken against you.