Wave Motion - D Cassidy Books
we shall deal with the properties of light and other electromagnetic waves. 8.2 THE ... different kinds of motion in the medium through which a wave passes. First, move .... Waves and their behavior are perhaps best studied by beginning with large .... After the encounter, each wave looks just as it did before and is traveling.
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Download a PDF of the Teacher's Guide for this module - WBGU
Module 6: Describing Wave Behavior ... Objective: Explain wave transmission, reflection, diffraction and refraction. Describe ... propagated in the same medium. ... they encounter resistance only then will they begin to exhibit one of the four.
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Reflection and Refraction of Plane Waves.pdf
In reality, plane electromagnetic waves frequently encounter obstacles along their propagation ... CHAPTER 22 in a different direction from the incident wave; it is therefore called the refracted or .... This is typical behavior for resonant electric circuits. We can .... In medium 2 there is only the progressive transmitted wave.
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Light and Sound - Georgia Standards
May 10, 2007 ... Describe how the behavior of waves is affected by medium (such as air, water, ... Compare and contrast the different forms of energy (heat, light, .... Waves can change direction (refract, diffract, and/or reflect) when they encounter matter. ... Reflection. Refraction. Sound. Transformation of Energy. Wave.
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Nature and Properties of Light - SPIE
Describe the dual nature of light, as a continuous wave and a discrete particle ... Define the terms reflection, refraction, and index of refraction and explain .... It can be deflected upon passing from one medium to another (refraction). ..... All electromagnetic radiation has similar wavelike properties differing only in wavelength.
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Chapter 13: Waves
as waves, they will likely be quite different in nature ... medium has an equilibrium shape (level water surface .... on the kind of disturbance, but only on the elastic prop- ... exhibit all of these behaviors, a fact that has led scien- ... Waves “bounce, ” or reflect, when they encounter ... The reflected waves later reach the surface.
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Which Way? Both Ways: Particle-Wave Duality
Sep 21, 2009 ... across the street. “So, I'll just make use of my wave nature, and ... Everybody is familiar with the behavior of material particles. Pretty much all ...
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Discussions on RF Signal Propagation and Multipath - NovAtel
Feb 3, 2000 ... origin transmitting antenna, propagation medium (free space or the ... As the subject of radio wave propagation is a field of study in its own right, only enough subject matter ... Radio waves, also called radio frequencies, (or, the RF signal), ... refraction and reflection phenomena, so are RF signals (both are ...
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Sound - CCRMA
sound wave behavior will help clarify some critical steps in the recording process. ... pools generate different patterns of peaks and valleys in the water's surface. ... they propagate more rapidly, in three dimensions instead of just two, and involve a highly compressible gas in place of a minimally compressible liquid medium.
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Basic principles of the seismic method - TU Delft OpenCourseWare
different arrivals of direct waves, reflected waves and refracted/head waves are ... materials has the same kind of behaviour as these waves, only they travel much .... homogeneous medium (so the properties of the material are everywhere .... When a ray encounters a boundary, some energy will be reflected back, and some.
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The Laws of Reflection and Refraction - UGA Physics and
ters a new medium with a different index of refraction . ... the behavior of light as it passes through one medium and encounters another. ... as it encounters a novel medium. When this occurs, a portion of the incident wave is reflected at the boundary, another is ... The only items on this list we needed to purchase were.
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physical review letters - Brandeis University
Sep 6, 1993 ... When a chemical wave encounters a boundary between two media with different ... Such reﬂection can take place only if the dura— tion of the excited state in the target medium is longer ... boundary between two regions of different wave speeds. .... However, the behavior of waves in strongly dissipative ...
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Light and Image Formation
rays when they pass from one medium to another? How can we explain the separation of colors by a prism? 3 ... which we describe the behavior of light waves by using rays that are ... What we have just described is the law of reflection, which can be .... Suppose that light waves encounter a plane surface of a piece of glass ...
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SECTION 1 Waves
one place to another. SECTION 1. Waves. Main Idea Waves transfer ..... Wave Speed The speed of a wave depends on the medium in which the ... The Law of Reflection When waves reflect off a ... depends on the size of the obstacle the wave encounters. If ..... Light waves aren't the only kind of electromagnetic waves. In.
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Ionosphere Properties and Behaviors - Part 3 - Antennex
explain propagation of radio waves by ionospheric refractions. ... deviative), free- space attenuation (path distance related) and earth reflection ... each ionospheric refraction is satisfactory to explain short- and medium-range communications .... Another option to start inter-layer ducting is that the signal encounters a tilted ...
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Download book for print: PDF 57MB - Mission:Science - NASA
Wave Behaviors ... can only detect only a small portion of this spectrum called visible light. A radio detects a different portion of the spectrum, and an x-ray machine ... Electromagnetic radiation is reflected or absorbed mainly by several gases in the ... medium. Waves in a pond do not carry the water molecules from place to.
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Reflections can produce sun pillars, and are an important aspect of rainbows. ... behavior of light when it passes between media. ... is the factor by which the speed of light through the medium needs to be increased to be ... If, however, the wave encounters a boundary between different n values ... angle of refraction is only.
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Plane Waves and Wave Propagation - LSU Physics & Astronomy
Nov 9, 2001 ... 8.1 Reflection of a Wave Normally Incident on a Conductor . . . . . . . . 39 ... different materials, a topic which forms the basis for much of physical optics. If time .... “polarization” referring to the behavior of the electric field at a point as a function ..... and in the third medium there is just one plane wave with field.
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Earthquakes and Seismic Waves - NDMA
Deep within the earth, however, rocks flow plastically (ductile behavior). ... earthquakes, but also other geologic features like faults. .... Surface waves spread outward from the epicenter to the Earth‟s surface, similar to ... Reflecting. Boundary. Layer A. Seismic waves reflect off of a rock boundary in the earth and return to a.
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An empirical study on a learning path on wave physics - arXiv.org
realized by inquiry, i.e. students explore waves behavior in qualitative way, guess ... was to analyze different natural phenomena in order of choosing one ... variables, distinguishing between medium properties and boundary ... topics, such as analogy, superposition or resonance, can be introduced simply or only in this.
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