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Studying Waves: The Physics of Energy on the MoveBETA

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Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore. Surfers are usually surrounded by an ocean wave that forms a huge tube of water. But even where you are right now, you are also surrounded by waves. Everything you see or hear is brought to you by waves. Easy to see — like an ocean wave — or invisible, all waves carry energy. In this tutorial, we will study waves or should we say, energy on the move.

In this tutorial, you will be introduced to the nature, properties and behaviour of waves. We will also explore sound, electromagnetic waves, light, mirrors and lenses.

Even though there are no particular requirements for this tutorial, it is however recommended that you have a basic foundation in physics before you begin this tutorial. Our tutorial on Introduction to Physics should help you get up to speed. Let’s get started!

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