Physics

Sound Waves Solutions

Visual Representation
• Draw a sketch of the system.
• Establish a coordinate system and define symbols
• Determine if the system can be modeled as
simple harmonic motion, a traveling wave, or standing wave,
• List knowns and desired unknowns
• Draw a relevant graphical representation
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Mathematical Representation
Identify and write down the relevant equation(s), using the symbols defined in your sketch
• Solve equation(s) for the desired unknown
• Substitute in the known values, including units, and calculate unknown value
• Check units and assess if your answer is reasonable