Physics 173 Internet Question of the Week

The Questions

October 6 - October 10, 1997

Question #1:

Use a major search engine to locate a web site for The Daily Planet. The Daily Planet is a part of the Weather World 2010 program operated by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. Describe the search path which you used to find the site and indicate the address of the site. Then browse to the Light and Optics module and answer the following questions (indicate the address of the page where the answers are found).

Question #2:

A certain ship is anchored on an ocean made rough by some large waves. The ship bobs up-and-down on the ocean, making 12 complete up and down cycles every 33 seconds. The vertical distance from the location of the boat when it is on a crest to the location of a boat when it is on a trough is 12.0 meters. The crest of the ocean waves travel a distance of 6 meters every second. From this information, determine the frequency, period, wavelength, speed, and amplitude of the ocean waves. PSYW







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