Wave Interference          Copyright B.E. Taylor, 1998, all rights reserved.

This applet demonstrates the kind of interference obtained at points that you choose by clicking on the graph area.  The path difference, and phase difference are calculated at the point of interest, and the waves are shown as they would be observed near that point.  Look for lines of constructive and destructive interference.  Can you find a pattern?

Questions or comments should be directed to:
Barney E. Taylor, Physics
Miami University - Hamilton
1601 Peck Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 785-3223

Last Modified on Monday, October 29, 2001