Preparing for Test #1

There will be approximately 8 questions on the test.

Topics may include:

  • Standing waves on strings, open-open tubes, closed-closed tubes, open-closed tubes.  Be able to draw standing waves with maxima and minima (nodes and anti-nodes).
  • Frequency, wavelength, wave speed
  • Constructive and destructive interference
  • Beats
  • Electromagnetic waves traveling through difference mediums, concept of indices of refraction
  • Double Slit Interference
  • Single Slit Interference
  • Diffraction Grating (and/or reflection grating)
  • Thin Film Interference

Homework problems to focus on in preparation:

Chapter 16: 7, 15, 25, 28, 34, 45, 56

Chapter 17: 1, 9, 14, 25, 40, 53

First Test on Tuesday February 14 – Chapters 16, 17

You may bring one notecard with equations to the test.  Calculators are allowed.

There will be approximately eight questions on the test, more details to come soon.