Waves and Wave Motion: Describing Waves

by Nathaniel Page Stites, M.A./M.S.

Further Exploration

The Wave Equation

From Wolfram's MathWorld, an advanced look at the mathematics of waves, using partial differential equations.

Direct Measurement Videos

Direct Measurement videos show situations that viewers can use to learn and apply physics concepts. Grids, rulers, and frame-counters are added as overlays on the video. These allow viewers to make precise measurements of quantities such as position and time.


Boyle, Robert

Robert Boyle

dAlembert, Jean Le Rond

Jean Le Rond d'Alembert

Jean Le Rond d'Alembert


Sound in the vacuum

Mus. Sci. History, Florence - An illustration of Boyle's original experimental apparatus.

News & Events


The Papua New Guinea Tsunamis of 1998

Current Science News

News from around the world of science.


Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education