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AP Physics

Week 18 (12/20-12/25)

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Test-Waves & Sound Sound applications Break Break Break

Featured Link:  Doppler effect java applet & Acoustics & Vibrations Animations

Equipment needed:  pen/pencil, scientific calculator, notebook will be needed everyday

Assignments:

Speed of Sound Lab due Thursday 12/16

Chapter 14 problems pp. 478481: Problems:
Speed of sound:  11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, due Monday 12/13

Chapter 14 problems pp. 478481: Due Friday 12/17
Sound Intensity and Intensity Level:   32, 33, 34, 36, 37,  42, 43, 44
Doppler Effect:  57, 59, 60, 62
Musical instruments (resonance in tubes):  74, 75, 76, 78,
Additional Exercises:  92

Important Vocabulary:

bulletsound waves, p. 453
bulletaudible region, p. 453
bulletsound frequency spectrum, p. 453
bulletinfrasonic, p. 453
bulletultrasonic, p. 453
bulletintensity, p. 458
bulletloudness, p. 460
bulletbel, p. 460
bulletdecibel, p. 461
bulletsound intensity level, p. 461
bulletdecibel level, p. 461
bulletconstructive interference, p. 464
bulletdestructive interference, p. 464
bulletphase difference, p. 464
bulletpath-length difference, p. 464
bulletbeats, p. 466
bulletbeat frequency, p. 466
bulletpitch, p. 467
bulletDoppler effect, p. 467
bulletsonic boom, p. 471
bulletMach number, p. 473
bulletvibrating air, p. 475
bulletquality, p. 476

Important Equations:

Useful links:    
AP Yearly Schedule
Your textbook companion site,

Thermoacoustics with Ben & Jerry's
Penn State's Thermoacoustics project

Physics Classroom
   
Sound waves and music

Java games
   
Spring oscillator
    Standing Waves
    Formation of Beats
    Wave interference
    Wave interference II

Howstuffworks
    How movie sound works
    How mufflers work
    How hearing works
    How speakers work
    How THX works
    How silencers work

Career Links
   
Careers in Acoustics
    Acoustical Society of America
    Scholarships in Acoustics
    Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics