Court of Waves

There are waves all around us: ocean waves, sound waves, light waves, and even waves of heat – the list goes on! But just what is a wave? A wave is a transfer of energy from one point to another. Most waves require a medium, or material, to travel through – the exception is electromagnetic waves, or light, which can travel through a vacuum. Sound waves, for instance, typically travel through air – without air, there is no sound.

Waves can be described by their speed, frequency, wavelength, and amplitude (height). The Court of Waves examines wave phenomena, including those of light, sound and water, as well as the use of waves to transfer information.