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This video defines and interrelates the basic properties of waves.


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SCI.10-12.6.B: Science

understand the electromagnetic spectrum and the mathematical relationships between energy, frequency, and wavelength of light;

SCI.9-12.7.B: Science

investigate and analyze characteristics of waves, including velocity, frequency, amplitude, and wavelength, and calculate using the relationship between wavespeed, frequency, and wavelength;
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-01-14.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Sal Kahn aims to “empower everyone, everywhere with a free, world-class education” through his straightforward 10 – 15 minute tutorial videos comprised of simple graphics and personable narration. This particular collection contains nine such videos, which cover topics in heat, pressure and states of matter, and are suitable for a high school or college course in Chemistry. This is excellent primary material for long distance learning, or rich supplementary material for any chemistry course.

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