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Radio Waves & Electromagnetic Fields

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Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Chemistry, Physics
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository, PheT, University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository, PhET Interactive Simulations, PhET Interactive Simulations
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, Career / Technical, Adult Education
English, Arabic, Cambodian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese
Material Type:
Activities and Labs, Instructional Material, Interactive, Simulations
Media Format:
Interactive, Text/HTML
Technical requirements:
JAVA, Java
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository Abstract:

Students gain understanding of electromagnetic radiation as they broadcast radio waves from a transmitter to receiver. They can manually control the transmitter electron or set automatic oscillation. The field can be displayed as a curve or vectors, with students controlling the frequency and amplitude. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET). The simulations are animated, interactive, and game-like environments.

PheT Abstract:

Broadcast radio waves from KPhET. Wiggle the transmitter electron manually or have it oscillate automatically. Display the field as a curve or vectors. The strip chart shows the electron positions at the transmitter and at the receiver.