This is the first webinar of our two-part series on waves and will cover sound. Sound is a mechanical and a longitudinal wave. It requires a medium, which means there is no sound in space. In this webinar, we will review commonly tested sound topics like hearing levels, Doppler effect, ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound, and resonance in sound and strings.
Waves, Part 1
At a glance
Math skills for the Doppler effect, resonance frequencies, the interconversion between intensity and intensity level
Reading of graphs with sound waves
Application of sound concepts to biology and medical instrumentation
Basic wave equations and characteristics
Properties of sound waves
The Doppler effect
Intensity vs. intensity levels
Resonance in pipes and strings
Tools that use sound
On the MCAT
Sound is a physics topic that has overlaps in music, biology (the ear), and medical instrumentation. Sound can get quite conceptual; a common mistake students make is mixing up sound and light. Know your basics and stick to them! Sound and light are both waves but very different.
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