Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Simulating visible spherical waves

  1. Feb 10, 2006 #1
    While getting into spherical standing waves, and the wave structure of matter, I started asking myself "How can I model spherical waves on a larger scale to better grasp how they interact with each other?"

    A stone in a pond doesn't create spherical waves.

    I've thought about using a smoke machine (wave medium) and a pulsating sphere (wave generator), but... The big question is how to get a pulsating sphere? Especially one that lets you change the frequency of the pulses.

    Any ideas?

    Wave Structure of Matter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_Structure_Matter" [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017
  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted