Chapter 13b - Chapter 13B Wave Motion Common features of...

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Chapter 13B 1 Wave Motion Common features of waves: Waves are traveling disturbances. There is no bulk movement of matter. Waves carry energy from place to place.
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Chapter 13B 2 Wave Motion Two types of waves: Transverse - the disturbance is perpendicular to the direction of travel Longitudinal - the disturbance is parallel to the direction of travel
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Chapter 13B 3 Periodic Waves Many traveling waves are repetitive, or periodic. Periodic waves have a wavelength ( λ ) and a wave speed ( v ). wavelength ( ) wave speed ( v )
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Chapter 13B 4 Periodic Waves A fixed point on the medium (string, spring, etc) undergoes up-and-down simple harmonic motion with some frequency ( f ) and period ( T = 1/ f ).
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Chapter 13B 5 Equation for Wave Speed How are wave speed, wavelength, frequency, and period related? v = x t In this case: x = λ , t = T , f = 1 T v = f λ
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6 The speed of a traveling wave is determined by the properties of the matter through which it travels. What factors determine the speed at which a wave
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHY 111 taught by Professor Scott during the Winter '07 term at Saginaw Valley.

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Chapter 13b - Chapter 13B Wave Motion Common features of...

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