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Physics II - WAVES

Page history last edited by David Young 6 years, 2 months ago

 


 

General Discussion

There is a general discussion forum for Mr. Young's students.  You can use this forum to post questions for your fellow classmates and also look at historical discussion of similar topics.  

Physics I Forum

Physics II Forum

 

 

 

Instructional Materials and Resources

 

Quick Reference

Link to Physics II - Shared Public Documents 

 

 

Power Point - Wave Characteristics

Power Point - Wave Effects

  

 

 

Activity 1 - Observing Waves in Water

 

Activity 4 - Refraction Investigation 

 

This is an awesome . . .

Introduction to Electromagnetic Waves 

 

More about . . . 

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

 

 

Diffraction Tutorial

very comprehensive tutorial (with simulations) for learning all about diffraction.

 

 

 

 

Superposition (Interference) of Waves

 

Standing Waves - formed by reflection

 

 

 

Tutorial - Standing Waves

Very helpful if you need more information.  Go to The Physics Classroom

Standing Waves - nodes and antinodes

Standing Waves on a String - Harmonics 

1st harmonic

2nd harmonic

3rd harmonic

 

 

 

Standing Waves on Slinky - harmonics (YouTube)

Tutorial - Standing Waves in Open Pipes

A nice summary of musical instruments and vibrating air columns which explains the relationship between the harmonics. 

Standing Waves on a String

 

Longitudinal Standing Waves on a Spring

Open End Air Column Standing Wave (fundamental)

 

Open End Air Column Standing Wave (2nd harmonic)

 

Closed End Column Standing Wave (fundamental)

Link to above applet

Closed End Column Standing Wave (3rd harmonic)

There are no even number harmonics in closed pipes. 

 

Harmonics in open and closed pipes - a summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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