Module 10:  Waves

Syllabus List of Modules Schedule Laboratories

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1. Web Material: Mechanical waves

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module, students will be able to distinguish between transverse and longitudinal waves.  They will be able to mathematically describe a sinusoidal wave and know the relationships between wavelength, frequency, and speed.  Students will be able to describe a standing wave.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapter 13
bulletWorkbook, Module 8.4 - 8.9, 8.13, 8.14
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 20

 

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2. Web Material: Sound waves

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module, students will be able to qualitatively describe sound waves.  Students will be able to calculate the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of wind instruments.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapters 14
bulletWorkbook, Module 9.1 - 9.12
bulletLaboratory:
bulletWaves on a string
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 21

 

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3. Web Material: Water waves

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module, students will be able to qualitatively  describe water waves, tsunamis, and tides.

 

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4. Web Material: The Doppler effect

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module students will be able to calculate the Doppler shift of sound waves for cases where either the source or the observer are in motion.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapter 13
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 22


 

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Test 3

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