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Uses of Waves

A series of summaries on uses of waves for the UK GCSE level. Covers topics such as sound waves and electromagnetic spectrum.

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Seismic waves

Tutorial about earthquake waves cover ing p and s waves, seismometers and shadow zones.

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Waves

BBC revision guide to waves for UK GCSE level. A useful introduction to all the basics and to different types of waves.

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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

NASA page about electromagnetic waves with descriptions of such waves and their uses.Covers radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet (UV), x-rays and gamma rays.

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Transverse and longitudinal waves.

Gives definitions of transverse and longitudinal waves with animation consisting of words moving to show how waves move in a medium.

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Travelling waves

Introductory page linking to more information on various aspects of traveling waves

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Waves and wave motion

An introduction to longitudinal and transverse waves, and period and frequency.

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What are solar waves?

Read how waves rippling across the sun reveal what's happening underneath.

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Sinusoidal Waves

Information on sine waves and links to related topics.

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Electromagnetic waves applet

View and rotate different 3D waves including linear, circular and gaussian

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