Unit 9: Wave Applications
Day

Friday, May 13

Day 0 of U9
(last day of U8)

Focus Question(s):
 How can a twopoint 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:
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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
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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:
 Postlab Strings and Waves
 Standing Wave Analysis: Problem Solving
 Discuss Resonance
 PostLab CheckUp
Homework:
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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 openend air columns?
 What are we doing at Great America tomorrow?
Activities:
 Discuss Standing Waves in Air Columns
 ProblemSolving Strategies; Practice
 Great America Preparations
Homework:
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Day

Wednesday, May 25

4

Focus Question(s):
 How can air column resonance be used to analyze harmonics in closed and openend 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 Columns
 If not done, do Minds On Physics: Missions SM5, SM6, SM8, SM10
(MOP Codes to be collected)
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Day

Friday, May 27

5

Focus Question(s):
 How can air column resonance be used to analyze harmonics in closed and openend air columns?
 What have we learned so far about standing wave resonance?
 What mathematical patterns can be determined from a twopoint source interference pattern?
Activities:
 More Air Column Resonance; demos; practice
 TwoPoint Source Interference Patterns
 Quiz on Standing Waves
Homework:
 WebAssign: TwoPoint Source  Ass't 1: Path Difference
 BBB
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Day

Wednesday, June 3

6

Focus Question(s):
 What mathematical patterns can be determined from a twopoint source interference pattern?
 How can a twopoint source interference pattern be analyzed to determine the wavelength of light?
Activities:
 Return Quiz/Discuss
 Derive Young's Equation
 Young's Equation Variables and ProblemSolving
 Final Exam Review
Homework:
 WebAssign: TwoPoint Source  Ass't 2: Young's Equation
 BBB
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Day

Friday, June 5

7

>> Friday, June 5 <<
Focus Question(s):
 How can a twopoint 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 ProblemSolving
 Young's Experiment
 WebAssign: TwoPoint Source  Ass't 3: Young's Equation
 Final Exam Review
Homework:
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