Writing an Equation for the Wave


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Title Writing an Equation for the Wave
Description This work sheets uses the "water waves" mode and takes students through a series of activities that will enable them to write an equation that models the water wave. Students make measurements to get period, wavelength and amplitude, then compute wave number, etc. (Includes some practice problems.) Also allows students to compare phase differences at different positions within the wave.
Subject Physics
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords frequency, wave equation, wave number
Simulation(s) Waves Intro (HTML5)


Author(s) Sean Cordry
Contact Email smcordry@ws.edu
School / Organization Walters State Community College
Date submitted 1/30/20
Date updated 1/30/20