Waves

Vibrations

  1. Vibrational Motion
  2. Properties of Periodic Motion
  3. Pendulum Motion
  4. Motion of a Mass on a Spring

The Nature of a Wave

  1. Waves and Wavelike Motion
  2. What is a Wave?
  3. Categories of Waves

Properties of a Wave

  1. The Anatomy of a Wave
  2. Frequency and Period of a Wave
  3. Energy Transport and the Amplitude of a Wave
  4. The Speed of a Wave
  5. The Wave Equation

Behavior of Waves

  1. Boundary Behavior
  2. Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction
  3. Interference of Waves
  4. The Doppler Effect

Standing Waves

  1. Traveling Waves vs. Standing Waves
  2. Formation of Standing Waves
  3. Nodes and Anti-nodes
  4. Harmonics and Patterns
  5. Mathematics of Standing Waves