Intro to Waves I: Basics of waves in liquids


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Title Intro to Waves I: Basics of waves in liquids
Description This is a series of three guided activities which will lead the students to understand the basics of energy transfer of waves. First, students use the Waves PHET/water to discover the relationship between energy applied to amplitude, and relationship between frequency and wavelength. The second one builds on the to look at sound as a kind of longitudinal wave with the same mathematical relationships; they also lay the foundation for a later lesson in interference. Finally they apply the same principles while measuring and discussing the wavelengths of various color of visible light to prepare for the upcoming Light chapter. I adapted Lonny Villalobos' format to meet the needs of distance-learning non-science majors but extended it into three longer activities. These students are often short on math skills so these versions are designed to encourage success in mathematical relationships.
Subject Physics
Level High School, Middle School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity, Homework
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords amplitude, frequency, inverse, relationship, waves
Simulation(s) Waves Intro (HTML5)


Author(s) Don Loving
Contact Email dloving@mscok.edu
School / Organization Murray State College
Date submitted 11/3/19
Date updated 11/3/19