Oscillations and waves


After completing this module, students will be able to analyze the motion of a mass on a spring and the motion of a simple pendulum.  They will understand the characteristics of the motion of a damped and of a driven oscillator.  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.