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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 10 Waves I read all of Chapter 10 I read all of Chapter 10 A) A) True True B) B) False False Some definitions s A wave is a “disturbance” that travels (usually through a medium). s They carry energy away from a source. s The d i s t u r b a n c e travels while the material does not. The material may move some, but it wants to come back to its original state. • Example: slinky Kinds of Waves 1. Compression 2. Transverse 3. Surface . orsion 4. Torsion Compression vs. Shear Waves s Compression (Longitudinal) • Come from compressing atoms close together and pulling them apart • Can travel through any material state s Shear (Transverse) • Come from pulling an atom perpendicular to the bonds holding it to other atoms • Requires rigid bonds • Only travels through solids Wave Properties 1. Wavelength s The distance between wave crests Shear Compression λ Wave Properties 2. Amplitude s The amount of displacement from the rest position s A measure of the wave e n e r g y...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course PHY S 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.
- Winter '08