Unit 10 Packet

Regular Physics


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Objective 1

Exploring Waves - Explorations 1 and 2

Wave Terminology and Relations

 

Objective 2

Exploring Waves - Exploration 3

Wave Speed

Speed of a Standing Wave Lab

 

Objective 4

Behavior of Waves

Boundary Behavior

 

Objective 5

Behavior of Waves

Superposition and Interference

 

Objective 6

Shock Waves


Exploring Waves - Explorations 1 and 2 (pp. 1-2)

Particle Motion and Interaction

Transverse Waves

Energy Transport

Transport of Energy vs. Transport of Matter

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Exploring Waves - Exploration 3 (pp. 3-4)

Wave Speed

Factors Effecting Wave Speed

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Wave Terminology and Relations (pp. 5-6)

#1 Wavelength

#2 Amplitude

#3 Wavelength and Amplitude

#4 - #13 Frequency and Period

#14 - #16 Wave Speed

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Wave Speed (pp. 7-8)

#1 Factors Effecting Wave Speed

#2 Factors Effecting Wave Speed

#3 The Wave Equation

Factors Effecting Wave Speed

#4 The Wave Equation

#5 The Wave Equation

#6 The Wave Equation and Frequency and Period

#7 The Wave Equation and Frequency and Period

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Speed of a Standing Wave Lab (pp. 9-10)

Standing Waves

Standing Wave Patterns

1st Harmonic
2nd Harmonic
3rd Harmonic

Frequency and Period

The Wave Equation

Factors Effecting Wave Speed

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Behavior of Waves Simulation (pp. 11-14)

Fixed End vs. Free End Reflection

and

Transmission of Waves from More Dense to Less Dense Media

Transmission of Waves from Less Dense to More Dense Media

Wave Interference

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Boundary Behavior (pp. 15-16)

#1 - 2 Wave Interference

#3 Reflection and Refraction of Waves

#4 Reflection of Waves

#5 Refraction of Waves

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Superposition and Interference (pp. 17-18)

#1 Wave Interference

Constructive vs. Destructive Interference

Principle of Superposition

#2 Principle of Superposition

#3 Constructive vs. Destructive Interference

#4 Constructive vs. Destructive Interference

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Shock Waves (pp. 19-20)

Waves Generated by Moving Sources

Shock Waves

Mach Number

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Supplementary Challenges

See answers and accompanying solutions to all odd-numbered problems.



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This page last updated on 8/24/98.