You will be able to take a look at the different types of waves, including transverse and longitudinal waves, and learn the difference between electromagnetic and mechanical waves.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
How do waves carry energy through matter and space?
~ Waves carry energy through matter and space through vibration and oscillation.
How are waves classified as either electromagnetic or mechanical?
~ Waves are classified based on the medium in which they are transmitted. Electromagnetic waves are transmitted without a substance medium, but mechanical waves require a medium such as air or water to be transmitted.
What are some examples of electromagnetic waves?
~ Light waves, radio waves, and mobile phone signals are examples of electromagnetic waves.
What are some examples of mechanical waves?
~ Water waves, seismic waves, and waves on springs or ropes are examples of mechanical waves.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define electromagnetic waves, mechanical waves, and medium.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||electromagnetic waves, mechanical waves, medium|