Vibrations and Waves

Our Vibrations and Waves unit addresses the topic of vibrating objects and the relationship between vibrational motion and wave motion.  The set of Video Tutorials below lays a solid foundation for understanding the nature of a wave, the properties of waves, the behaviors of waves, and the mathematics of waves.

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Vibrational Motion

Properties of Periodic Motion

Pendulum Motion

Mass on a Spring

What is a Wave?

Categories of Waves

Anatomy of a Wave

Frequency versus Period

Speed of a Wave

Frequency-Wavelength-Speed Relationship

Boundary Behavior of Waves

Wave Interference

Doppler Effect

What is a Standing Wave?

Harmonics and Standing Wave Patterns

Mathematics of Standing Waves


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