About the Tutorial || Tutorial Topics || Usage Policy || Feedback

The Physics

Classroom

1-D Kinematics

Newton's Laws

Vectors - Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions

Momentum and Its Conservation

Work, Energy, and Power

Circular Motion and Planetary Motion

Static Electricity

Current Electricity

Waves

Sound Waves and Music

Light Waves and Color

Reflection and the Ray Model of Light

Refraction and the Ray Model of Light

 

 

Lesson 1: The Nature of a Sound Wave

a. Sound is a Mechanical Wave

b. Sound is a Longitudinal Wave

c. Sound is a Pressure Wave


Lesson 2: Sound Properties and Their Perception

a. Pitch and Frequency

b. Intensity and the Decibel Scale

c. The Speed of Sound

d. The Human Ear


Lesson 3: Behavior of Sound Waves

a. Interference and Beats

b. The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves

c. Boundary Behavior

d. Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction


Lesson 4: Resonance and Standing Waves

a. Natural Frequency

b. Forced Vibration

c. Standing Wave Patterns

d. Fundamental Frequency and Harmonics


Lesson 5: Musical Instruments

a. Resonance

b. Guitar Strings

c. Open-End Air Columns

d. Closed-End Air Columns

 

 

About the Tutorial || Tutorial Topics || Usage Policy || Feedback  

Other Resources: Physics Home Page || Multimedia Physics Studios || Shockwave Physics Studios ||

Minds On Physics Internet Modules || The Review Session

© Tom Henderson

1996-2007