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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


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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:
  • Post-lab Strings and Waves
  • Standing Wave Analysis: Problem Solving
  • Discuss Resonance
  • Post-Lab Check-Up


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 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:   


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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 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 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 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


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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


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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-Solving
  • Young's Experiment
  • WebAssign: Two-Point Source - Ass't 3: Young's Equation
  • Final Exam Review


Homework:   
  • Prepare for Final Exam


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