Properties of waves



A wave transfers energy from one place to another without a (permanent) motion of the material through which it’s travelling.  In this important video, we’ll look at some of the key properties of waves and how they are transmitted through a medium.  We’ll also be discussing the physics which is relevant to the core practical activity for this part of the course.

Key Words

frequency, core practical, speed, amplitude, wavelength, hertz, speed of sound, speed of ripples, ripple tank, wavefront, period, wavefront diagram, wave