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A simulation of a ripple tank, or wave tank. Make waves with your finger, or view examples including such wave phenomena as interference, diffraction (single slit, double slit, etc.), refraction, resonance, and the Doppler effect.

There is also a full version of this app, called "Ripple Tank", which allows you to create your own experiments, save and load, and change colors. It is also optimized for iPad.

What's New in Version 1.1.1

bug fixes

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Customer Reviews


I found the “acoustic reflection” option useful for demonstrating seismic wave propagation to students. It is possible to simulate various imaging scenarios by moving the source around, and also by changing the location of the reflective interface. Fault diffractions can be simulated by changing the configuration of the reflector.

Very Interesting

I love this app as a way to gain insight about forces and nature, especially water. I appreciate what the developer has done to help us gain more appreciation for this.


There are many example simulations. The explanations are short and helpful. An excellent app! Very helpful for visualization.

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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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