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## Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves (conceptual overview)  TBA Fall 2017

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• Mechanical waves

• Transverse wavesâ€‹

• Longitudinal waves

• Spherical waves

• Properties of waves (frequency, period, etc)

• Periodic waves

• Interference in standing waves

• Sound waves

• Doppler effect

• Physics of music

• Harmonics

• Frequencies

• Electromagnetic waves

• Introduction to photons

• Wavelengths and colors

• Optics  History of light

• Interference Principles

• Polarization Effectsâ€‹

• Types of electromagnetic waves

• x rays

• infrared waves

• microwaves

• ultraviolet waves

• Planck's constant for measuring energy of waves

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• Mechanical waves

• Transverse wavesâ€‹  (30 min)

• Longitudinal waves (30 min)

break 10 min

• Activity: observing waves through a simulator and determining the basic properties of a wave  (50 min)

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break 10 min

• Activity: draw up your own illustration of waves and try to point out all the properties these waves have in common (50 min)/physical activity: learning how to use the ropes in fitness.

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###### Day 2
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• Properties of waves (frequency, period, etc)      (1 hr)

break 10 min

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• Spherical waves  and review (30 min)

• Activity: name that wave when you see it (30 min)
• â€‹Periodic waves

• Interference in standing waves

• Revisiting longitudinal waves: Sound wavesâ€‹

(50 min)

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Day 3

• An introduction to the pulse inside a wave that creates the wave and an understanding of what energy is.  (1hr)â€‹â€‹                                  10 min break
• â€‹How all particles become more wavelike as they get smaller, and why it's so important to understand the basic properties of wavesâ€‹                           (1 hr)â€‹

10 min breakâ€‹

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• Sound waves revisitedâ€‹
• Doppler effect  (40 min)â€‹

â€‹â€‹                        Day 4

• Physics of music (harmonics, frequencies) (1hr)â€‹

10 min break

• Physics of music continued (harmonics, frequencies) activity understanding how to manipulate sound (1hr)â€‹

10 min break

•  Review on mechanical waves (40 min)

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â€‹â€‹                        Day 5

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• Electromagnetic waves

• Introduction to photons

• Wavelengths and colors

• Optics  History of light

• Interference Principles

• Polarization Effectsâ€‹

• Types of electromagnetic waves

• x rays

• infrared waves

• microwaves

• ultraviolet waves

• Planck's constant for measuring energy of waves

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