Warm-Up Exercise 14

Due 10:00 am, Mon, Feb. 6

Physics 123, Winter Semester, 2012

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In a long line of people waiting to buy tickets, the first person leaves and a pulse of motion occurs as people step forward to fill the gap. As each person steps forward, the gap moves thourgh the line. Is the propogation of the gap longitudinal or transverse? Explain.

Think about "the wave" at a BYU football game. People stand up and raise their arms as the wave arrives at their location and the resultant pulse moves around the stadium. Is this wave transverse or longitudinal?

Do transverse waves occur in air? Explain why or why not.

Was there anything that you didn't understand in the reading assignment? If so, explain.


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