AP1200_Ch3_Waves-1Intro-2007

AP1200_Ch3_Waves-1Intro-2007 - AP1200 3. Waves Concepts 3.1...

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1 AP1200 – 3. Waves Concepts AP1200 – 3. Waves Concepts 3.1 Introduction 3.1 Introduction Michel A. Van Hove Michel A. Van Hove WARNING: PRINTING THIS DOCUMENT WILL USE MUCH INK AND WILL NOT SHOW ANIMATIONS.
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2 Learning objectives for waves Learning objectives for waves You should become able to: describe and contrast the physical mechanisms of different kinds of waves explain the relation between wave properties like wave length, period, and speed calculate quantities like wave length, period, and speed 6
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3 Further reading and research Further reading and research You will find many learning tools, including Java applets (interactive on-line demonstrations), at: http://www.merlot.org/ at top right, enter search keywords (e.g. waves) http://www.falstad.com/mathphysics.html contains an excellent set of applets relating to waves, especially in its first two sections (Oscillations and Waves, Acoustics) http://www.isvr.soton.ac.uk/SPCG/Tutorial/Tutorial/StartCD.htm contains excellent animations of many wave concepts (some very big files!) Consult our lecture notes, and the recommended textbooks More web links are provided in these Powerpoint files 7
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4 Warning: copyright Warning: copyright Most of the images shown here were downloaded from the web, without asking owners/authors: The owners/authors included no ban on use Copyright must still be respected: The images can be used for educational purposes only; we/you may not make money with them 7
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5 Various kinds of waves Various kinds of waves Water waves: on surface: breaker, bow wave, wake, open-water wave, tsunami, tide, tidal wave (bore) in volume (under surface): sound Sound waves: water (sonar), music, voice, thunder, ultrasound, earthquakes Waves on strings: musical instruments Waves on thin surfaces: flags, drumheads Vibrations: structures, buildings, bridges, machines Electromagnetic waves: light, x-rays, radio, radar, TV, wireless telephony Quantum waves: atomic structure, material properties (see chapter on Modern Physics) Waves in traffic: automobiles, trains, airplanes Human waves: Chinese dragon dance, “The wave” in sports stadiums … and more!
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course AP 1200 taught by Professor Michela.vanhove during the Spring '10 term at City University of Hong Kong.

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