L05-2 - Waves for example: water waves Waves are...

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    Waves for   example water   waves
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    Waves are characterized by amplitude (how much is the  property changing?) , frequency (how fast does it change?),  and wavelength (what is the distance between successive  crests?) v= λν  (m/s) Velocity (v) Inverse time (1 s –1  = 1  Hz) Frequency ( ν ) Distance (m) Wavelength ( λ )
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    Waves versus particles: waves are diffracted and particles aren’t!
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    Thomas   Young   discovered   the   wavelike   nature   of   light   in   1801 . Young’s double slit  experiment revealed  interference patterns caused  by constructive and  destructive interference of  propagating light waves.
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    James Clerk Maxwell showed that visible light is one type of  electromagnetic radiation. (other types include radio waves,  microwaves, x-rays etc.) His theory is referred to as Maxwell’s  theory of electromagnetism.    James Clerk Maxwell (1831-
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course CHEM 111 taught by Professor Grzegorz during the Spring '08 term at Colorado State.

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L05-2 - Waves for example: water waves Waves are...

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