Unformatted text preview: Here's what I say when trying to be specific, operational, AND student-centered. Note the differences!! Describe waves: represent them in various ways (esp graphs), and tell a story about how the individual little particles of the medium are moving for various kinds of waves (e.g. sound, ripples on a pond, etc. ..) Predict how the speed of sound will change if you change various aspects of the sound itself or the room (raise pitch? Make it louder? Heat up the room?) Predict how what you hear (pitch and loudness) will depend on the frequency and amplitude of a sound synthesizer. Calculate the distance from a source (like the lightning strike, or a baseball player) if you hear a sound at a different time than you see the event that caused it (taking into account echos, if relevant!)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PHYS 1240 taught by Professor Holland,murray during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.
- Spring '08