An introduction to waves

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: robert
  • Created on: 11-08-10 17:36

An introduction to waves

Light travels as waves. Waves can be described by their amplitude,wavelength and frequency. The speed of a wave can be calculated from its frequency and wavelength.

What are waves?

Waves are vibrations that transfer energy from place to place without matter (solid, liquid or gas) being transferred. Think of a Mexican wave in a football crowd. The wave moves around the stadium, while each spectator stays in


No comments have yet been made

Similar Physics resources:

See all Physics resources »See all Waves and Sound resources »