This web page contains an in-depth tutorial on the properties and behavior of waves, suitable for beginning students of physics or physical science teachers who would like a refresher on wave energy. It features multiple animations to accompany the text, plus self-guided question-and-answer sets. Included is a discussion of the nature and anatomy of waves, how wave energy is transported, and an overview of standing waves and harmonic patterns.
This item is part of The Physics Classroom, a web-based collection of tutorials for high school physics students.
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February 12, 2009
by Caroline Hall
August 3, 2016
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
December 12, 2008
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Wave Energy Unit Title: Teaching About Waves and Wave Energy
A straightforward tutorial suitable for crossover teachers or K-8 physical science teachers who would like a refresher on the topic of waves. This is part of the respected Physics Classroom tutorial collection, and covers wave categories, properties and behavior of waves, and how waves transport energy.
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