The Irwin Ripple Tank is a shallow glass tank of water used in school and colleges to demonstrate the basic properties of waves. It is illuminated from above; the light transmits through the water. The waters ripples show up as shadows on the screen underneath the tank, providing a visual depiction of all the basic properties of waves: Light, electromagnetic, sound, reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction are clearly observed and enhance the students understanding of the phenomenon.
The Irwin Ripple Tank comprises the following individual parts:
1 x Water Tank, 3 x Detachable Legs, 2 x Angular holders, 1 x Plate fitting, 2 x Fixing rods for Strobe-unit and vibration Generator, 1 x Perspex Mirror, 1 x Frosted glass plate, 1 x Strobe-unit, 1 x Vibration-Generator, 1 x Frequency Controlling-Unit, 1 x Single dipper, 1 x Double dipper
1 x Triple Dipper, 1 x Dipper for parallel waves, 1 x Acrylic block, concave, 1 x Acrylic block, rectangle+Semi circle, 1 x Connection wire for Strobe–Unit, 1 x Connection wire for Vibration-Generator, 1 x Transparent Ruler for measuring, 1 x Set of instructions and 1 x Aluminium carry case