Oscillations and Waves


The foundations of oscillations and waves are explored. Students will be introduced to new concepts and master the rigorous mathematics required.

Created By

Simeon H

Beginner
Exercise

10 HOURS

11 LESSONS

Oscillations and Waves

undergraduates

Course Overview



This course covers a standard topic taught across all physics courses: Oscillations and Waves. It will begin with the introduction to oscillatory motion which takes two sessions as a topic based around new concepts and rigorous mathematics. Afterwards, students will learn the foundations of waves and how travelling waves are a string of oscillating particles and can take on different forms. Not all waves are travelling, however, which will be discussed further in the lesson about standing waves. The course then progresses into wave behaviour and phenomena mostly concerning light waves. Students will look at single and double slit interference and why soap bubbles have different colours inside them. At the end the Doppler effect, which causes the change in pitch of a siren as an ambulance passes by, will be introduced. This course is perfect for students studying physics at A-Level or IB.

Course Content



11 LESSONS

10 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Oscillations and SHM

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Phase and Energy in SHM

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Travelling Waves

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Wave Characteristics

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Standing Waves

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Wave Behaviour

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Light Phenomena I: Diffraction

60 minutes

Lesson 8

Light Phenomena II: Interference

60 minutes

Lesson 9

Resolution

60 minutes

Lesson 10

The Doppler Effect

60 minutes

Key Skills


Physics

Waves

Experiments

Real World Applications

Educator


Simeon H

Maths and Physics Educator

Simeon is a mathematics and physics Educator who brings his passion, knowledge and enthusiasm to every lesson, ensuring students are challenged and supported appropriately.