Focus on Waves

Includes interactive models, animated sequences and simulated experiments.


Focus on Waves features 16 interactive topic areas covering the study of fields at the senior physics level.

The software includes interactive models, animated sequences and simulated experiments which are integrated with reference sections where theory is explained and relevant formulae are derived.

Focus on Waves is suitable for use with secondary students ages 14-19.


Students can practice experiments before actual lab work.

Use the program as a revision aid.

The CD also contains a comprehensive animated reference section, linked to topic area.

Topics Covered in Focus on Waves include:
  • Absorption of gamma rays
  • Damped SHM
  • Diffraction grating (spectrometer)
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Forced oscillations and resonance
  • Hydrogen emission spectra
  • Multiple slit diffraction
  • Polarization
  • Ripple tank models
  • Transverse and longitudinal waves
  • Sound waves
  • Speed of sound measurement
  • Standing waves
  • Superposition of waves
  • Young's double slit experiment Wave mathematics Reference
Multiple Slit Interference
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Online Version

Windows 8/10, Mac, Android & iPad