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written by Noah S. Podolefsky
published by the Physics Education Technology Project
This item is a tutorial for introductory calculus-based physics students on the topic of waves.  It was created to be used with the simulation "Wave on a String", developed by PhET (Physics Education Technology Project).   The author uses sound wave analogies to prepare students for learning about electromagnetic waves.  This item was approved by the PhET project, and is part of a set of teacher-created materials developed to supplement the PhET collection of interactive physics simulations.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Springs and Oscillators
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Tutorial
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- Assessment
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© 2007 The PhET Project
Keywords:
PHET, Phet, electromagnetic waves, longitudinal waves, sound waves, tutorial, waves
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 18, 2008 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
July 8, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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March 31, 2008
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AIP Format
N. Podolefsky, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2007), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2910).
AJP/PRST-PER
N. Podolefsky, PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: EM Wave Analogy Tutorial, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2007), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2910>.
APA Format
Podolefsky, N. (2008, March 31). PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: EM Wave Analogy Tutorial. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2910
Chicago Format
Podolefsky, Noah S.. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: EM Wave Analogy Tutorial. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, March 31, 2008. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2910 (accessed 31 October 2014).
MLA Format
Podolefsky, Noah S.. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: EM Wave Analogy Tutorial. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2007. 31 Mar. 2008. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/2910>.
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@misc{ Author = "Noah S. Podolefsky", Title = {PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: EM Wave Analogy Tutorial}, Publisher = {Physics Education Technology Project}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {31 October 2014}, Month = {March 31, 2008}, Year = {2007} }
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PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: EM Wave Analogy Tutorial:

Supplements PhET Simulation: Wave on a String

This is an interactive simulation developed by PhET (Physics Education Technology Project) which is designed to be used with this tutorial on EM Wave Analogy.

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