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Waves, Light and Sound – Physics 101 / AP Physics 1 Review with Dianna Cowern

Lesson 17 (Waves, Light, and Sound) of Dianna’s Intro Physics Class on Physics Girl. Never taken physics before? Want to learn the basics of physics? Need a review of AP Physics concepts before the exam? This course is for you!

Exercises in this video:
1. You measure an oscillating wave to have a wavelength of .5m and a frequency of .5Hz. What is the speed of the wave in that medium? What would the wavelength of a wave with frequency 2.5Hz be?

2. You tune your car radio to your favorite station, 93.5 on the dial. That’s a frequency of 93.5MHz. What is the wavelength of that radio wave?

3. At sea level, the speed of sound in air is around 343m/s. The speed of light in air is about 3.00×10^8m/s. If you are watching a rocket launch 11km away, what will be the difference between the time you see the launch and the time you hear it?

Credits:
Dianna Cowern – Executive Producer/Host/Writer
Jeff Brock – Lead Writer/Course Designer
Laura Chernikoff – Producer
Rachel Watson – Video Editor
AP Curriculum Consultant – Bryn Bishop
Sophia Chen – Researcher/Writer
Erika K. Carlson – Researcher/Writer
Hope Butner – Production Assistant
Levi Butner – Videographer
Lauren Ivy – Set Design
Vanessa Hill – Consulting Producer
Aleeza McCant – Illustrator
Rachel Allen – Illustrator
Consultant – Kyle Kitzmiller
Lucy Brock, Samantha Ward – Curriculum Consultants
Cathy Cowern – Transcription

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