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Today 1/16 o Waves o Interference of Waves o HW: 1/16 HW Handout “Superposition” Due Wed, 1/22 (beginning of class) o Read: Ch 16.1,2,5 Ch 17.1,2 o Suggest: Problems 16-1,2,3,4,5,8 o Note: This “lecture” is mostly animations and is more than 80 slides long! Beware the print button!
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Things to think about: How would you define a “wavelength?” How would you define a “frequency?” How would you define a “wave velocity?” What happens when two waves run into each other? Consider a traveling wave: sound, light, football stadium, water. .. How does the direction of the wave’s motion compare to the direction of the individual particle’s motion?
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How does the direction of the wave’s motion compare to the direction of the individual particle’s motion? Wave moves right while particles move up and down . Called a “transverse wave” Examples are light, water, and football stadium, sound is a “longitudinal wave.”
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