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    I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good simulation program that would be able to simulate in extremely high resolution three dimensional wave interference patterns that can be tweaked, or a mathematical program that I would be able to recreate the settings in.


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    High resolution wave simulation software is extremely demanding on your computer. Much processing power is needed to run it properly, so your computer will need powerful graphics cards, RAM and cores. My experience with these programs has shown that at least 16GB of RAM is required in order to obtain good results. I have not encountered a single decent wave simulation program on the internet that can be downloaded, so you may have to pay large amounts of money to get one that works for you. This may depend on what you intend on using he simulator for. But if you do not have a sufficiently powerful computer, then forget it.


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    your name is fitting for the topic. anyway, money is not an issue as I am working for a private research company. i'm looking to research three dimensional interference patterns inside a spherical wave source. you say you have had experience with such programs; which programs would you suggest purchasing? I am having trouble finding information on any kinds of programs.
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    When I started studying Spherical waves, I used this program: http://www.falstad.com/wavebox/ It is rather primitive, but it does give you a good starting point to studying the interference patterns generated by 2 or more wave sources. The 2D version here has more options, but lacks the 3D environment: http://www.falstad.com/ripple/
    The simulator I am currently using, I had to design and program myself.
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    the first link is closer to what I am looking for, though what I had in mind is a wave source that is effectively a 3d sphere that is oscillating by contracting and expanding to create the wave, in order to study the effects of the compression of the interference pattern at the center of the sphere. If you or anyone else know of a program capable of this please let me know. Thank you for your help anyway.
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