Cutnell & Johnson PHYSICS 6/e
Chapter Sixteen: Waves and Sound

The Nature of Waves

from The Physics Classroom Tutorial, at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, IL.

Originally written for high school physics students by Tom Henderson, science teacher at Glenbrook South High School. A good introduction to wavemotion with checking questions, animations, graphs, etc. to help the student understand wave motion.

Spectrum Analysis Java Applet

From JAVA Sound and Hearing Demonstrations by Greg Sandell at the Parmly Hearing Institute, of Loyola University, Chicago to accompany the book Fundamentals of Hearing, An Introduction by William A. Yost.

This Applet allows input of Fourier power spectrum which is synthesized into a waveform played through the computer speaker.

Waves and Sound

from the ExploreScience site of Raman Pfaff at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

In order to use this site you must download and install the Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in on your computer.

These activities -- Sound Pulses, Sonic Doppler Effect and Two Source Doppler Effect all display animated sonic phenomena and allow you to manipulate variables and make onscreen measurements.

Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Motion

by Dan Russell, at Kettering University in Flint, MI .

One of many excellent animations at Russell's Acoustics and Vibration Animations. This page shows animated gifs of mechanical waves propagate through a material medium. Particle motion for Longitudinal, Transverse, Water and Rayleigh Surface Waves are modeled.

Speed of Sound

These sites discuss the speed of sound in a air and other gases.
The speed of sound in a gas depends upon:




Type of Gas:http://hyperphysics.phy-astr

HyperPhysics by C.R. Nave at the University of Gerogia has some other notes on waves as well as the two calculators above.

Comments, corrections and suggestions to Dan MacIsaac

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