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Unit 9: Wave Applications

 Day Friday, May 13 Day 0 of U9 (last day of U8) Focus Question(s): How can a two-point source interference pattern be used to determine the wavelength of light? What did we learn this unit? Activities: Unit 9 Activity: Standing Wave Patterns, Harmonics, Mathematics Unit 8 Test Homework:    None Helpful Links:

 Day Tuesday, May 17 1 Focus Question(s): How can one analyze a standing wave pattern to relate wavelength, frequency, and speed to the length of teh standing wave pattern? What variables affect the speed of a wave in a sting? Activities: Announcements: What's Up Next? Discuss Standing Wave Analysis Strategy; Practice Lab: Strings and Waves Homework:    WebAssign: Standing Waves - Ass't 1: Waves on Strings Helpful Links:

 Day Thursday, May 19 2 Focus Question(s): What factors affect the speed of a wave in a string? How can the properties of a medium be related to wave properties for a standing wave pattern?What is resonance? Why does it occur? What is the result? Activities: Post-lab Strings and Waves Standing Wave Analysis: Problem Solving Discuss Resonance Post-Lab Check-Up Homework:    WebAssign: Standing Waves - Ass't 2: Tension Equation Minds On Physics: do Missions SM5, SM6 Helpful Links:

 Day Monday, May 23 3 Focus Question(s): What is resonance? Why does it occur? What is the result?How can air column resonance be used to analyze harmonics in closed- and open-end air columns?What are we doing at Great America tomorrow? Activities: Discuss Standing Waves in Air Columns Problem-Solving Strategies; Practice Great America Preparations Homework:    WebAssign: Standing Waves - Ass't 3: Air Columns Minds On Physics: do Missions SM8, SM10 Helpful Links:

 Day Wednesday, May 25 4 Focus Question(s): How can air column resonance be used to analyze harmonics in closed- and open-end air columns?What did we learn at Great America yesterday? Activities: Air Columns - More Practice Speed of Sound Lab Great America Quiz Homework:    WebAssign: Standing Waves - Ass't 4: Air ColumnsIf not done, do Minds On Physics: Missions SM5, SM6, SM8, SM10 (MOP Codes to be collected) Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, May 27 5 Focus Question(s): How can air column resonance be used to analyze harmonics in closed- and open-end air columns?What have we learned so far about standing wave resonance?What mathematical patterns can be determined from a two-point source interference pattern? Activities: More Air Column Resonance; demos; practice Two-Point Source Interference Patterns Quiz on Standing Waves Homework:    WebAssign: Two-Point Source - Ass't 1: Path Difference BBB Helpful Links:

 Day Wednesday, June 3 6 Focus Question(s): What mathematical patterns can be determined from a two-point source interference pattern?How can a two-point source interference pattern be analyzed to determine the wavelength of light? Activities: Return Quiz/Discuss Derive Young's Equation Young's Equation Variables and Problem-Solving Final Exam Review Homework:    WebAssign: Two-Point Source - Ass't 2: Young's Equation BBB Helpful Links:

 Day Friday, June 5 7 >> Friday, June 5 << Focus Question(s): How can a two-point source interference pattern be analyzed to determine the wavelength of light?How did Thomas Young measure the wavelength of light? Activities: Young's Equation Variables and Problem-SolvingYoung's ExperimentWebAssign: Two-Point Source - Ass't 3: Young's EquationFinal Exam Review Homework:    Prepare for Final Exam Helpful Links:

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