Ripple Tank Assembly - WA-9897

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Overview

Pair this Ripple Tank with the Ripple Generator/Light Source (WA-9896) to demonstrate wave phenomena more clearly than ever before.

Typical Applications

  • Speed of Wave Propagation
  • Superposition of Waves
  • Effects of Varying Water Depth
  • Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction

Special Features

  • Reliable and easy to use
  • Four foam "beaches" reduce reflection from walls
  • Reflectors, refractors and diffraction barriers allow for the study of a variety of wave phenomena
  • Includes an easy-to-use drain pipe consisting of a piece of flexible vinyl tubing and a tube clamp
  • Supported by three detachable legs with adjustable feet

Includes

  • Ripple tank with projection mirror and screen
  • Refractors (convex, concave, rhomboid)
  • Curved reflector
  • Diffraction barriers (2 long, 1 short, 1 mini)
  • Plastic storage box for optics components
  • Drainage tube with clamp
  • 1 liter plastic beaker
  • Surfactant, pipette and additional materials
  • Water Resistant Storage Box
  • How It Works

    Create waves with the  Ripple Generator (WA-9896) in the water-filled Ripple Tank. The LED white light (also part of WA-9896) shining from above produces shadows of the moving waves on an aluminized acrylic surface positioned at an angle below the tank which in turn reflects the wave patterns on a 33 cm x 33 cm translucent plastic viewing screen for all students to clearly observe.

    Specifications

    Viewing Area
    • 33 cm x 33 cm
    Usable Tank Depth
    • 1 cm
    Projection Screen
    • 35.6 cm x 38.8 cm
    Acrylic Mirror
    • 49.8 cm x 38.8 cm
    Light Source Support Rod
    • 46 cm long
    Drain Tube
    • 30 cm long
    Storage Box
    • Water resistant
    • 64 cm x 52 cm x 17 cm

    Buying Guide

    57161
    WA-9896
    Ripple Generator & Light Source
    1
    1391
    ME-8735
    Large Rod Base
    2
    1808
    ME-8738
    90 cm Stainless Steel Rod
    2
    Required
    Ripple Generator & Light Source   WA-9896
    Large Rod Base (2 required)   ME-8735
    90 cm Stainless Steel Rod (2 required)   ME-8738
    57158
    WA-9898
    Ripple Tank Optics Replacement Set
    1
    406754
    WA-9881
    Ripple Tank Screen
    Replacement Parts
    Ripple Tank Optics Replacement Set   WA-9898
    Ripple Tank Screen   WA-9881