WAVE NOTES 2004 (click on the pictures to step through them online)

 

 

How does a spring or pendulum make a wave?

 

 

 

 

What would happen if  two springs were attached together? (coupled harmonic oscillator)

 

What is moving in a wave? What is a wave?

 

 

 

 

What are the types of waves?

 

 

People wave:

           

String wave:

 

What are the parts of a transverse wave?

 

What is a longitudinal or compression wave?

 

 

 

 

What are the parts of a longitudinal wave?

 

 

 

 

 

What is a rotational/water wave?

 

 

 

 

What is a surface (rayleigh) wave?

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

How can we calculate properties of waves?

 

 

AMPLITUDE:

 

 

PERIOD:

 

 

FREQUENCY:

 

 

WAVELENGTH:

 

 

VELOCITY: (2 formulas)

 

 

PHASE:

 

 

IN LAB: How do waves combine?

Fixed/Free       Reflection

 

Refraction

 

Superposition/Combining Waves

 

Constructive/Destructive Interference