PhysicsLAB AP Physics 1
Unit VIII - Waves and Sound


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Section 1.1 pages 14-18
Section 6.5 pages 205-209
Section 1.2-1.4 pages 18-31
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  • Lesson - Wave Fundamentals
  • PhET animation - Wave on a String
  • Demonstrations with long spring
  • Lesson - Waveform and Vibration graphs
  • Lesson - Sound Fundamentals
  • Lesson - Speed of a wave in a string/rope/wire under tension
  • Lab - frequency software and tension to get µ
  • Lesson - Interference (superposition) of wave forms
  • Lesson - Beats – interference between slightly different frequencies of sound
  • Lab - interference shading
  • Lesson - fixed vs free reflections/boundary conditions
  • Lesson - standing waves and resonance states
  • Lab - speed of sound in air
  • Lab - pipe music
  • Lab - Kundt’s Tube Apparatus
  • Lesson - Doppler Effect
  • Lab - Source moving
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