PHYS212 : Reading Assignments

Reading for 3/5

Acoustic Waves: The Speed of Sound, Energy and Intensity

Lecture Sections 4.1.2 - 4.2

Reading Questions

  1. Take a look at the development of the pressure wave equation (Eq. 4.13) in Section 4.1.2 of the online lectures. Is there anything we should clarify about that in class?

  2. Find an error in Section 4.2.1 and win a prize. (I'm certain there is at least one to find.)

  3. Bring laptops to class on 3/5, particularly if your microphone works. We'll be using Audacity to capture the sound of standing waves in metal bars.


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