Calculations with waves

In this lesson we will be performing calculations related to waves. We'll calculate frequency from diagrams and from information, calculate speed from recorded measurements and use the wave equation.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the unit for wavelength?

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Q2.What property is the distance from a point on a wave to the equivalent point on the adjacent wave?

2/5

Q3.What is a mechanical wave?

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Q4.What property is the maximum displacement of a point on a wave away from its undisturbed position?

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Q5.Which two words can be used to label specific points (rather than distances) on a wave?

Select two (2) boxes

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the unit for wavelength?

1/5

Q2.What property is the distance from a point on a wave to the equivalent point on the adjacent wave?

2/5

Q3.What is a mechanical wave?

3/5

Q4.What property is the maximum displacement of a point on a wave away from its undisturbed position?

4/5

Q5.Which two words can be used to label specific points (rather than distances) on a wave?

Select two (2) boxes

5/5

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Quiz:

Calculations with Waves

This quiz will test your understanding of the topic in the lesson, and prior knowledge from earlier in this topic.

Q1.What is the unit for amplitude?

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Q2.What is a mechanical wave?

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Q3.What is the amplitude of the wave?

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Q4.What is the wavelength of the wave?

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Q5.A girl stands on a pier and sees 4 waves go past in 10 seconds. What is the period of the wave?

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Q6.A wave has a speed of 300 m/s and a frequency of 15 Hz. Calculate the wavelength.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Calculations with Waves

This quiz will test your understanding of the topic in the lesson, and prior knowledge from earlier in this topic.

Q1.What is the unit for amplitude?

1/6

Q2.What is a mechanical wave?

2/6

Q3.What is the amplitude of the wave?

3/6

Q4.What is the wavelength of the wave?

4/6

Q5.A girl stands on a pier and sees 4 waves go past in 10 seconds. What is the period of the wave?

5/6

Q6.A wave has a speed of 300 m/s and a frequency of 15 Hz. Calculate the wavelength.

6/6

Lesson summary: Calculations with waves

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