The Physics Department - Waves

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Velocity Equals Frequency Times Wavelength (Rippled) Introduction

Parts of a Wave

Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

Doppler Effect

Wave Propagation, Huygens' Principle

Wave Adder

Sonic Boom

Wave Reflection

Standing Waves

3-D Surface Wave

General Problems

Here, we will be considering mechanical waves. This type of wave is defined as a disturbance that moves, or propagates, through a medium. Light waves have much in common with mechanical waves, they share a lot of mathematics. However, for a complete understanding light waves you will need a bit more explanation than will be found here.

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