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.

Solving equations and formulas are an essential topic to grasp in Physics. In this short session we will investigate how the wave equation is used to find the speed, the wavelength, and velocity of electromagnetic radiation and other waves. We will practice questions based on the application of the wave equation to real-life scenarios and exam questions. These 5 minute, short burst classes give students the chance to practise solving the equations and allows them to excel in their in future learning.

For more of our equation based short sessions see: Calculating DensityThe Work Done EquationEquations for Moving Objects

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This short session is suitable for all students studying Physics/Science at school in Year 9-11 or S3-S5. 

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.
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