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Strobe Lights and String – Standing Waves

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Fermilab video – Why does light slow down in water?

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Fermilab video – Why does light bend when it enters glass?

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PhET – Wave Interference

Make waves with a dripping faucet, audio speaker, or laser! Add a second source to create an interference pattern. Put up a barrier to explore single-slit diffraction and double-slit interference.

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Diffraction & interference podcast

Diffraction, Diffraction through gaps, Interference patterns – two sources, Calculating interference patterns, Calculating interference patterns – directly between sources Calculating interference patterns – in front of one source. Download the notes. Download the videos. Links: pHET Wave interference Interference of … Continue reading

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Making music podcast

Standing waves in strings, Speed of waves in strings, Standing waves in strings – other harmonics, Beats, Open ended pipes, Open ended pipe harmonics, Closed pipes, Closed pipes harmonics, Harmonics & timbre, Spectral analysis Download the notes. Download the video.

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Sound waves podcast

Sound waves, Wave equations, Speed of sound, The Ear, Speed of sound, Sounds are waves, Intensity, Pitch, Timbre. Download the notes. Download the video. Links: http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/stlwaves.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear

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Light, waves and colour quiz

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Vsauce – What Is The Speed of Dark?

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Vsauce – How Much Does a Shadow Weigh?

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