C12SlinkyLab (1) - NAME: _ PERIOD: _ PHYSICS HONORS LAB...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
NAME: ________________________ PERIOD: ___ PHYSICS HONORS LAB WORKSHEET: “SLINKIES!” (Longitudinal and Transverse Mechanical Waves) Materials: Slinky, stopwatch Directions: 1) Two students should each hold one end of the slinky on the tabletop. One student is the “transmitter” of waves, and the other is the “receiver” of the waves. A third student is the timer. 2) The transmitter should create a wave “pulse” by quickly moving the end of the slinky about 20 cm sideways and then back. Watch the motion of the slinky and of the wave pulse. 3) Describe how the wave pulse acts before and after it reaches the receiver. 4) Make another, “stronger” pulse that is visible for at least three trips across the table. Identify what exactly you modified. Calculate the speed of the pulse. 5) Find a way to make the pulse move faster. Keep track of the things you check, like adjusting the amplitude, “strength”, and length of the pulse. Calculate the new speed. 6) Now, instead of the transmitter making all the pulses, the receiver gets to get into the act. Both transmitter and receiver should simultaneously make a pulse. The pulses should have the same
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course PHYS 45925 taught by Professor Ramesh during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

Page1 / 2

C12SlinkyLab (1) - NAME: _ PERIOD: _ PHYSICS HONORS LAB...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online