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This page is a free multimedia tutorial on basic properties of waves, adaptable for for students ranging from grades 8-12. Materials are formatted in Adobe Flash, with short video clips, animations, and interactive question-and-answer sets.

This material is Unit 4, Chapter 15, Lesson 42 of the NROC's Introductory Physics II course.

Please note that this resource requires Flash.
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Teaching About Waves and Wave Energy

A visually appealing tutorial on the fundamentals of traveling waves.  It contains video clips, short animations, and interactive Q&A sets.  Each slide is voice narrated, which could be ideal for students with disabilities.  (Part of a full module on Waves.)

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Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Types of Mechanical Waves

This is a tutorial for introductory high school physics on the fundamentals of mechanical waves.  It integrates video clips, animations, and background information, and interactive question-and-answer sets.  Narration accompanying each slide makes this resource useful for students with disabilities.  Topics include wave categories, amplitude, frequency, energy transport in waves, and an introduction to interference.

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NROC: Physics - Wave Basics, (National Repository of Online Courses, 2007), <http://nroc.mpls.k12.mn.us/Introductory%20Physics%20II/nroc%20prototype%20files/prototype%20course%20files/lesson42.html>.
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