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Chapter 11 guide - Physics The First Science Chapter 11 Guided Review Solutions 1 In this case the red ‘x” particles oscillate in simple

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Physics, The First Science Chapter 11 Guided Review Solutions 1) In this case, the red ‘x” particles oscillate in simple harmonic motion about their equilibrium position along the same line as the wave propagates. The coordination of their motions, due to the connections between the particles in the medium, cause the neighboring particles to move just as was the case with the wave on a string. Unlike a transverse wave, their movements generate a wave that is a pressure wave, or longitudinal wave. The 3-D wave radiates from the source in space, rather than along a line. 2) As you increase the frequency the wave speed stays the same because the medium hasn’t changed and the wavelength decreases which can be seen in that the spacing of the dark rings decreases. Conversely, if you decrease the frequency the spacing of the dark rings increases. So the wave speed stays the same because it is a property of the medium, you are changing the frequency which causes the wavelength to change also. 3)
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2009 for the course PHYSICS 750:204 taught by Professor Croft during the Summer '08 term at Rutgers.

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Chapter 11 guide - Physics The First Science Chapter 11 Guided Review Solutions 1 In this case the red ‘x” particles oscillate in simple

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