Module 10

Objectives:

After 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.  Students will be able to qualitatively describe sound waves and to calculate the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of wind instruments.  They will be able to calculate the Doppler shift of sound waves for cases where either the source or the observer are in motion.  Students will also be able to qualitatively  describe water waves, tsunamis, and tides.

Mechanical waves

Study the on-line material:

Complete:

Additional material:
Textbook, Chapters 16,  Workbook, Modules 8.4 - 8.9, 8.13, 8.14


Sound and water waves

Study the on-line material:

Complete:

Additional material:
Textbook, Chapters 17.1 - 17.6,  Workbook, Modules 9.1 - 9.12


The Doppler effect

Study the on-line material:

Complete:

Additional material:
Textbook, Chapters 17.7 - 17.8