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Chapter 15 Mechanical Waves

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Introduction At right, you’ll see the piles of rubble from a highway that absorbed just a little of the energy from a wave propagating through the earth in California. In this chapter, we’ll focus on ripples of disturbance moving through various media.
Types of Waves What are some examples of waves? What are waves made out of? What are some properties of waves that you have observed?

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Unnumbered Figure 15.1
If you double the wavelength λ of a wave on a string, what happens to the wave speed v and the wave frequency f? A. v is doubled and f is doubled. B. v is doubled and f is unchanged. C. v is unchanged and f is halved. D. v is unchanged and f is doubled. E. v is halved and f is unchanged. Q15.1

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λ of a wave on a string, what happens to the wave speed v and the wave frequency f? A. v is doubled and f is doubled. B.
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## This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course PHYS 4c taught by Professor Parsons,b during the Fall '08 term at Saddleback.

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