Review Sheet Waves and Vibrations

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 Resource lessons: Wave Fundamentals Speed of a Wave Along a String Period of a Pendulum
 Lab Class Data Pendulum Lab Review
 Worksheets: Wave Vocabulary NT: Light vs Sound NT: Polarized Sunglasses Waveform and Vibration Graphs #1 Waveform and Vibration Graphs #2 CP Workbook: Vibrations and Waves Review Extra-Practice Problems
 Whiteboard Notes Introduction to Waves

 Vocabulary wave vw = ¦*l mechanical non-mechanical transverse longitudinal compression rarefaction torsional elliptical (surface waves) point source amplitude periodic pulse crest trough equilibrium position wavelength (l) vibration period (T) frequency (¦) hertz relationship between frequency and wavelength (¦,l) wave velocity (vw) relationship between frequency and period (¦,T) sinusoidal electromagnetic radiation spectrum order pendulum point of suspension length of a pendulum factors affecting a pendulum's period: length, mass, gravity pendulum bob damped amplitude vs energy speed of sound (dry air) speed of light

Formulas

vw = f l         T = 1 / f          d = r t
(pendulum)  T = 2p [ L / g ]
(strings)  vw = Tension / [ Mass/ Length ]
(percent error)  % = | (Accepted - Experimental) / Accepted | * 100
(slope)  m = ( y2 - y1 ) / ( x2 - x1 )
(equation of a line)  y = mx + b

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