The Wave Equation

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Key takeaways
Rearrange the wave equation and substitute in values.
Understand that all electromagnetic radiation travels at the speed of light c and how this is applied in questions.
Understand that the wave equation can be used for transverse and longitudinal waves.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

The wave equation helps us describe waves in more detail in Physics. In this short session,  students will gain a greater insight into how the wave equation is used to find the speed, the wavelength, and velocity of electromagnetic radiation and other waves. Students will practice questions based on the application of the wave equation to real-life scenarios and exam questions. This class is great for students in Years 9 - 11 who want to feel more confident in the topic and get the chance to practise so that they excel in future exams.

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Suitable for:

This short session is suitable for Physics students in Years 9 - 11.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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