Waves and Sounds

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Waves

What do ocean waves and light have in common? Explore the mechanics behind wave motion, the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves, and the mathematical descriptions that govern waves. Calculate properties of waves (like power and speed) and determine how they behave during interference and resonance.

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Transverse Waves

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Wave Speed

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Energy and Power of a Wave

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The Wave Equation

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Interference of Waves

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Phasors

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Standing Waves and Resonance

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Sound

Why do certain combinations of notes sound so harmonious while others sound downright irritating? Discover the amazing properties of sound in various media, how sound travels from one point to another, and what makes one noise louder than another. Learn how interference patterns and beats create beautiful music, while sonic booms can cause major damage.

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Your status is based on your weighted accuracy which accounts for the difficulty of the questions.

Your weighted accuracy is based on your most recent attempts compared to everyone else’s first attempts.

Re-answering questions correctly will improve your weighted average status.

Speed of Sound

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Traveling Sound Waves

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Interference of Sound Waves

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Intensity and Sound Levels

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Beats

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The Doppler Effect

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Supersonic Speeds and Shock Waves

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