Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Physics Interactives: Waves and Sound - Simple Wave Simulator

A simulation provides a phun, interactive way to explore a topic. That's what you'll find on this page. Spend some time changing variables and observing the result. Also observe the transverse (waves in a rope) and longitudinal (sound waves in air) options. After playing, check your understanding with our Concept Checker.

Concept Builder: Waves and Sound - Frequency and Period

This Concept Builder probably provides your best source of practice for the the conceptual meaning of frequency and period. It is worth your visit.


Calculator Pad, Vibrations and Waves, Problem Set WM1

Calculator Pad problem sets make for awesome practice. They provide problems with random numbers, an answer field, and lots of help. Enter an answer and check it; correct it if its wrong. Problem Set WM1 is all about frequency and period calculations. Tap one of the Help links if you're having trouble. 

Physics Classroom Tutorial: Vibrations and Waves Chapter, Lesson 2 - Frequency and Period of a Wave

Our written tutorial pages provide a thorough, easy-to-understand, common-sense approach to Physics topics. This particular page addresses the same topics covered in the video. As such, it makes a great reference for a quick check-up or clarification of an idea.