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14: Waves and Energy Transfer
Here is a summary of different types of waves, put together
by a physics class at St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New
York. How are light waves similar and different from sound waves?
Displacement and Wave Motion
This is an explanation of the two types of waves. View the animations
for one and two dimensions of each wave and then describe the
movement of a particle within the waves.
Simulations & Lessons in Physics, Science, Math, & Engineering
Download this freeware program that will allow you to manipulate
amplitude, velocity, and frequency of a wave. How does each
of these factors affect a wave?
Duality and Diffraction
This page offers interactive explanations of the duel nature
of waves and particles, and diffraction. View some of the QuickTime
movies and see how these are related.
Narrows Bridge Disaster
This page is devoted to the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows
Bridge disaster. Watch the short video clip of the "rubbery"
bridge and explain how the wind shattered this concrete structure.
- Central California Earthquake Hazards Project
Here is a review of the geology behind earthquakes. What is
being done to predict the "Big One" on the San Andreas Fault?
Kobe Earthquake: One Year Later
Here is an assignment to learn more about the Kobe Earthquake
in 1995 and how people recovered. Make your own presentation
of this disaster using the links and resources from this page.