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written by Tom Henderson
This web page contains an in-depth tutorial on the properties and behavior of waves, suitable for beginning students of physics.  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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Doppler Effect
= Interference and Diffraction
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Standing Waves
= Transfer of Energy in Waves
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- text/html
- image/gif
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© 1996 Tom Henderson
Keywords:
amplitude, harmonics, problem set, tutorial, wave energy, wave frequency, wave interference, wave period, wave reflection
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Metadata instance created February 12, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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August 3, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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December 12, 2008
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T. Henderson, (1996), WWW Document, (https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/waves).
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T. Henderson, The Physics Classroom: Waves (1996), <https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/waves>.
APA Format
Henderson, T. (2008, December 12). The Physics Classroom: Waves. Retrieved October 4, 2022, from https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/waves
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Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Waves. December 12, 2008. https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/waves (accessed 4 October 2022).
MLA Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Waves. 1996. 12 Dec. 2008. 4 Oct. 2022 <https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/waves>.
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@misc{ Author = "Tom Henderson", Title = {The Physics Classroom: Waves}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {4 October 2022}, Month = {December 12, 2008}, Year = {1996} }
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