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3 Types of Waves Electromagnetic: Transverse: Longitudinal:

4 Electromagnetic spectrum

5 Representations of Waves Wave fronts are the concentric arcs –The distance between successive wave fronts is the wavelength Rays are the radial lines pointing out from the source and perpendicular to the wave fronts

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8 Pitch Pitch is related mainly to the frequency of the sound Pitch is not a physical property of the sound Frequency is the stimulus and pitch is the response –It is a psychological reaction that allows humans to place the sound on a scale


10 Speed of Sound in Air 331 m/s is the speed of sound at 0° C T is the absolute temperature

11 Doppler Effect- Doppler Shift

12 Doppler Effect, Case 1 – Equation When moving toward the stationary source, the observed frequency is When moving away from the stationary source, substitute –v o for v o in the above equation

13 Doppler Effect, Source Moving – Equation Use the –v s when the source is moving toward the observer and +v s when the source is moving away from the observer

14 Doppler Effect, General Case Both the source and the observer could be moving Use positive values of v o and v s if the motion is toward –Frequency appears higher Use negative values of v o and v s if the motion is away –Frequency appears lower ANIMATION

15 Shock Waves, final Shock waves carry energy concentrated on the surface of the cone, with correspondingly great pressure variations A jet produces a shock wave seen as a fog Video Clip

16 Intensity Level of Sound Waves The louder the wave, the bigger the amplitude of the wave. Loudness is measured in decibels (dB) or Watts per meter squared(W/m 2 ).

17 Sound Intensity Try your hearing range at:

18 Human hearing ranges

19 Animal Hearing Ranges Humans hear “audible” sounds Elephants can hear “subsonic” aka “infrasonic” waves Dogs can hear “supersonic”

20 Standing Waves When a traveling wave reflects back on itself, it creates traveling waves in both directions The wave and its reflection interfere according to the superposition principle With exactly the right frequency, the wave will appear to stand still –This is called a standing wave

21 Forced Vibrations A system with a driving force will force a vibration at its frequency When the frequency of the driving force equals the natural frequency of the system, the system is said to be in resonance

22 Examples of Resonance Child being pushed on a swing Shattering glasses Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse due to oscillations by the wind Upper deck of the Nimitz Freeway collapse due to the Loma Prieta earthquake

23 When something vibrates at its natural frequency, you get resonance! 3932185696812733207&ei=yA2RS9LcIpfCrALEr5y_Ag&q=tacoma+narrows+bridge&hl=en#

24 Tube Open at Both Ends

25 Resonance in Air Column Open at Both Ends In a pipe open at both ends, the natural frequency of vibration forms a series whose harmonics are equal to integral multiples of the fundamental frequency

26 Tube Closed at One End


28 Resonance in an Air Column Closed at One End The closed end must be a node The open end is an antinode There are no even multiples of the fundamental harmonic

29 Beats Beats are alternations in loudness, due to interference Waves have slightly different frequencies and the time between constructive and destructive interference alternates The beat frequency equals the difference in frequency between the two sources:

30 Quality of Sound – Tuning Fork Tuning fork produces only the fundamental frequency

31 Quality of Sound – Flute The same note played on a flute sounds differently The second harmonic is very strong The fourth harmonic is close in strength to the first

32 Try these on your paper… 22. Determine the length of an open-end air column required to produce a fundamental frequency (1st harmonic) of 480 Hz. The speed of waves in air is known to be 340 m/s. 23. Stan Dinghwaives is playing his guitar. The frequency of the second harmonic is 880 Hz (a pitch of A5). The speed of sound through the guitar is 350 m/sec. Find the frequency of the first harmonic and the length of the string. 24. On a cold frigid day, Matthew blows on a toy flute (open at both ends), causing resonating waves in a open-end air column. The speed of sound through the air column is 336 m/sec. The length of the air column is 30.0 cm. Calculate the frequency of the first, second, and third harmonics.


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