This resource is a free introductory textbook on the topic of Vibrations and Waves. It is part of the Light and Matter series of textbooks designed for high school and college students with little or no calculus background. The author uses a combination of functional language and real-life examples to introduce the user to vibration, sine waves and simple harmonic motion, wave classifications, and properties/behaviors of both free and bound waves. Applications of calculus are treated in optional sections at the end of certain chapters. Text materials are appropriate for crossover teachers, who may desire a refresher on certain topics. The entire textbook may be viewed in HTML format or freely downloaded in three sections.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9


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