Lecture2 - Major Concepts in Physics Lecture 2. Prof Simon...

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PHY102 1 Major Concepts in Physics Lecture 2. Prof Simon Catterall Office 309 Physics, x 5978 smc@physics.syr.edu http://physics/courses/PHY102.08Spring
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PHY102 Today … ± Summary of basic properties of waves ± Adding waves – superposition ² wave pulses ± Standing waves – eg. sound ± Resonance ± Examples of standing waves
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PHY102 Note Workshops start this week !
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PHY102 Recap - general features of waves ± Waves are a disturbance in some material that repeats periodically in time ± They often transport energy from one place to another without net movement of mass/particles ± Many types: sound – motion of air molecules, water waves, light – oscillation of electric and magnetic fields …
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PHY102 Types of wave Transverse waves Longitudinal waves
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PHY102 Wave motion – simple harmonic waves
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PHY102 Mathematical description ± Angular frequency ω =2 π f=2 π /T ± Wave number k=2 π / λ y=Asin(wt-kx) ± Wave speed v=f λ = ω /k ± True for all simple wave motions!
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PHY102 What is time period, amplitude ?
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