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1 CHAPTER 14 WAVES and OSCILLATIONS • Waves o Mathematical treatment of waves o Doppler effect • Superposition o Interference o Standing waves • Simple harmonic motion o Oscillating mass on a spring o Physical pendulum o Simple pendulum Waves In physics,we come across three main types of waves: Mechanical waves : water waves, sound waves, seismic waves, waves on a string ... Electromagnetic waves : visible and ultroviolet light, radio and television waves, microwaves, x-rays and radar waves. All e-m waves travel in vacuum with a speed of c m s = × 2 99792458 10 8 . . Matter waves : the waves associated with electrons, protons and other fundamental particles, atoms and molecules. However, all waves have features in common.
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