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There are 3 lessons in this physics tutorial covering General Equation of Waves. The tutorial starts with an introduction to General Equation of Waves and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of General Equation of Waves. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.
In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:
In the previous tutorial "Types of Waves. The Simplified Equation of Waves", we explained some key concepts that are related to waves and their behavior. Also, in that tutorial we gave the simplified equation of waves
However, there is a serious drawback in the above equation. It does not include the amplitude, which is a key element of a wave. Thus, if we apply the above equation, we are able to use only the information contained in the horizontal axis. Every quantity related to the vertical or y-axis such as amplitude, crest, trough and any other vertical position of a point of wave, cannot be calculated if they are not shown a-priori, and as a result, it is impossible to find them.
In this tutorial, besides speed, frequency, period, wavelength etc., we will extend the use of equation of waves for the vertical axis as well, in order to include all relevant quantities, so that we can find the position of a point of a point of wave at any instant.
Please select a specific "General Equation of Waves" lesson from the table below, review the video tutorial, print the revision notes or use the practice question to improve your knowledge of this physics topic.
|Tutorial ID||Physics Tutorial Title||Tutorial||Video|
|11.2||General Equation of Waves|
|Lesson ID||Physics Lesson Title||Lesson||Video|
|11.2.1||Wave Function. General Equation of Waves|
|11.2.2||How to Obtain the Simplified Wave Equation from the General Equation of Waves|
|11.2.3||Speed and Acceleration of Oscillating Particles in a Wave|
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