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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.
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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
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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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