Problem Set 3

# Problem Set 3 - Name Section Rec TA Side 1 of 2 Ch 1a,...

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Name Ch 1a, Problem Set Three Section Side 1 of 2 Due Friday, Oct. 14, 2005 Rec TA at 4 PM in the Drop Box Problems #1 and #3 are designated ( ) as “no collaboration” problems. Certain problems require answers in specific units! Please note this, or suffer the consequences! Also, consider the uncertainties given in some problems. For numbers that are reported as x±y, use the convention that the uncertainty is 2y! For numbers with no reported uncertainty, assume the values are known to infinite certainty. 1. (25 Points, 5 Each) The sketches above illustrate two 1-D standing waves over time. a. How many nodes does Wave A have? b. How many nodes does Wave B have? c. Which of the two standing waves is higher in energy? Justify your answer. (The two waves are occurring in physically identical systems.) d. Assume a Wave C that is higher in energy than either A or B. What is the minimum number of nodes that Wave C may have? Again, all waves occur in physically identical systems. e.

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## This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course CH 1a taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at Caltech.

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