Forinash, professor of physics
Unusual waves at Puerto Escondido, Mexico
This is a set of interactive tutorials designed to teach the fundamentals of wave dynamics. It starts with very simple wave properties and ends with an examination of nonlinear wave behavior. The emphasis here is on the properties of waves which are difficult to illustrate in a static textbook figure. The tutorial may be used in conjunction with a text or as a stand alone introduction to waves. Exposure to calculus and basic physics is assumed in the latter sections.
If you see any errors or have ideas for topics that should be included, please contact me: email@example.com
NOTE: These applets and scripts have been tested to work with IE and Safari on PC and Mac operating systems but they cannot be guaranteed to work with all browsers on all platforms (e.g. Google Chrome doesn't do Java very well). You may have to click the 'Run' button several times to ok Java security (some simulations use more than one physlets). You may be able to work on an iPhone or iPad with some of the simulations using Cloud Browse or AlwaysOnPC.
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