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Title EM wave analogy tutorial
Description This tutorial uses wave on a string and sound wave analogies to prepare students for learning about EM waves. This activity is the result of several semesters of research on student use of analogies in learning about EM waves. It is aimed at calc-based physics students, but might be appropriate for other levels. (Both MS Word and PDF file formats are available.)
Subject Physics
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Vectors
Simulation(s) Sound, Wave on a String (HTML5), Wave on a String


Author(s) Noah Podolefksy
Contact Email noah.podolefsky@colorado.edu
School / Organization University of Colorado
Date submitted 12/15/06
Date updated 5/27/15