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written by Michael Fowler
published by the University Of Virginia Physics Department
This is a set of instructional materials developed at the University of Virginia to support teaching a unit on waves and oscillation.  It is intended for students who have some preparation in calculus fundamentals, and would also serve as content support for teachers who desire a refresher on the topic.  Resources include lecture notes on waves in one, two, and three dimensions, sound waves, simple harmonic motion, boundary conditions, wave analysis, and wave properties.  Look for links to related interactive simulations, problem sets, and study sheets for students.  Of particular interest are the downloadable animated spreadsheets on addition of traveling waves.  

This resource is part of the full Physics 152 course, which covers topics typically included in a second-semester introductory physics class.  SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE for a link to the full set of course materials.

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Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Pendula
= Springs and Oscillators
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Standing Waves
= Transfer of Energy in Waves
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
= Wave Properties of Sound
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum
= Demonstration
= Interactive Simulation
= Lecture/Presentation
= Problem/Problem Set
= Unit of Instruction
- Assessment Material
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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Metadata instance created February 24, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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Topic: Periodic and Simple Harmonic Motion
Unit Title: Teaching About Oscillation

Teachers who want a refresher on the topic of oscillating motion will appreciate these illustrated lecture notes on pendulum action and damped driven oscillators.  Be sure not to miss the animated spreadsheets in Excel format, which can be customized and used in the classroom.  Also included are sets of printable student study sheets and problem sets on oscillations.

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M. Fowler, (University Of Virginia Physics Department, Charlottesville, 2006), WWW Document, (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/OscWavesIndex.htm).
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M. Fowler, University of Virginia Physics 152: Oscillations and Waves, (University Of Virginia Physics Department, Charlottesville, 2006), <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/OscWavesIndex.htm>.
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Fowler, M. (2008, January 19). University of Virginia Physics 152: Oscillations and Waves. Retrieved October 26, 2014, from University Of Virginia Physics Department: http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/OscWavesIndex.htm
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Fowler, Michael. University of Virginia Physics 152: Oscillations and Waves. Charlottesville: University Of Virginia Physics Department, January 19, 2008. http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/OscWavesIndex.htm (accessed 26 October 2014).
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Fowler, Michael. University of Virginia Physics 152: Oscillations and Waves. Charlottesville: University Of Virginia Physics Department, 2006. 19 Jan. 2008. 26 Oct. 2014 <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/OscWavesIndex.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Fowler", Title = {University of Virginia Physics 152: Oscillations and Waves}, Publisher = {University Of Virginia Physics Department}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {26 October 2014}, Month = {January 19, 2008}, Year = {2006} }
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Is Part Of University of Virginia Physics 152: Introductory Physics II

This is a link to the full set of course curriculum materials for Physics 152, a second-semester introductory physics course developed at the University of Virginia.  Topics include thermodynamics, waves and oscillations, fluid dynamics, and gravity.

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