Learning objectives - • Describe sinusoidal waves mathematically(wave number k • Infer the wavelength from the oscillation period • Connect

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Learning Objectives V Demonstrate that mechanical waves are due to oscillations of particles and their elastic interaction with neighboring particles Distinguish between longitudinal and transverse waves and give examples of each type of wave Understand the basic properties of periodic waves Use snapshot and history graphs to represent traveling waves Predict wave speeds from elastic properties.
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Unformatted text preview: • Describe sinusoidal waves mathematically (wave number k) • Infer the wavelength from the oscillation period. • Connect wave amplitude to particle amplitude. • Distinguish wave speed from particle speed • Distinguish phase from phase constant and phase difference • Identify forms of energy in a wave and describe energy transport...
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2011 for the course PHYS 101 taught by Professor Bates during the Fall '08 term at The University of British Columbia.

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