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Properties of Sound Waves

Students will learn the meaning of terms (frequency, period, crest, trough, amplitude, wavelength and wave speed) used to describe waves by studying sound waves from tuning forks captured on an oscilloscope display. They will learn how to measure some of these quantities and discover the relationships between them.

Source: Physics Lab Station Investigations


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