Draw a transverse wave. Label the
crest and the trough. Show where the amplitude is measured.
Draw a longitudinal wave. Label the
compression and rarefaction.
What do different frequencies of the following
Light waves -
Sound waves -
Radio waves -
What is the frequency-period equation?
Tell what the variables represent.
What is frequency measured in?
Define: wave speed
What is the formula for calculating wave
speed? Tell what the variables represent.
Word Problem: A wave along a guitar string
has a frequency of 440 Hz and a wavelength of 1.5 m. What is the
speed of a wave?
How much faster does sound travel in the
water than in the air?
Why do sound waves travel faster through
solids and liquids than in the air?
What is the Doppler effect?
Give an example of the Doppler effect.
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