Activity: Introduction to waves

IB Physics: Activity: Introduction to waves

This activity uses prepared video clips and the PhET waves in a string simulation so is possible to do at home. The optional practicals, Waves in a bucket and 1D Waves simulation (GeoGebra), are also easy to do at home.The word wave was first used to describe water waves so it"s a good idea to start with them. In this video clip you can see all the characteristics of a wave.


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