Chapter_16_Waves

Chapter_16_Waves - Chapter 15 - Waves Traveling Waves Types...

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Chapter 15 - Waves Traveling Waves Types Classification Harmonic Waves Definitions Direction of Travel Speed of Waves Energy of a Wave Standing Waves Reflection and Transmission Superposition and Interference (Refraction and Refraction)
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Types of Waves Mechanical Waves - Those waves resulting from the physical displacement of part of the medium from equilibrium. Electromagnetic Waves - Those wave resulting from the exchange of energy between an electric and magnetic field. Matter Waves - Those associated with the wave-like properties of elementary particles.
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Requirements for Mechanical Waves Some sort of disturbance A Medium that can be disturbed Physical connection or mechanism through which adjacent portions of the medium can influence each other.
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Transverse Waves - The particles of the medium undergo displacements in a direction perpendicular to the wave velocity Polarization - The orientation of the displacement of a transverse wave. Longitudinal (Compression) Waves - The particles of the medium undergo displacements in a direction parallel to the direction of wave motion. Condensation/Rarefraction
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2009 for the course PHYS SP211 taught by Professor Idk during the Fall '08 term at Naval Academy.

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Chapter_16_Waves - Chapter 15 - Waves Traveling Waves Types...

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