Activity: Spherical mirrors and multiple components

IB Physics: Activity: Spherical mirrors and multiple components

We are going to use Paul falstad"s ripple tank to model the way waves interact with curved mirrors. The mirrors in this simulation are actually parabolic but it"s close enough. Click here for a ready prepared simulation. The small white cross that appears when you highlight the mirror is the focal point, this is half the radius of curvature. First we will deal with the concave side so the source of waves will be blove...

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