Students will learn how to use the wave equation to solve problems.
Use a classic sports stadium "wave" to learn about concepts important to wave motion and interference.
A couple example problems involving wave equations are solved.
Use of the linear equation to calculate wavelength, frequency, and speed of any wave.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Wave Equation.
This study guide gives an overview of mechanical waves and the characteristics of transverse waves and longitudinal waves. It also looks at wave interaction: interference (constructive and destructive), beat frequency, standing wave, resonance, and the Doppler effect.