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This editor-recommended interactive tutorial from The Physics Classroom will help students understand the relationship of frequency and pitch. Simple language, instructive graphics, interactive widgets, and a Check Your Understanding section are combined to present both the concept and the mathematics associated with the frequency of sound waves.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
= Pitch
= The Ear
- Wave Motion
= Wave Properties of Sound
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2001 Tom Henderson
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Metadata instance created March 11, 2011 by Tom Henderson
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January 30, 2018 by Caroline Hall
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January 15, 2018

Next Generation Science Standards

Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer (HS-PS4)

Students who demonstrate understanding can: (9-12)
  • Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media. (HS-PS4-1)

Disciplinary Core Ideas (K-12)

Wave Properties (PS4.A)
  • A simple wave has a repeating pattern with a specific wavelength, frequency, and amplitude. (6-8)
  • The wavelength and frequency of a wave are related to one another by the speed of travel of the wave, which depends on the type of wave and the medium through which it is passing. (9-12)
Information Processing (LS1.D)
  • Each sense receptor responds to different inputs (electromagnetic, mechanical, chemical), transmitting them as signals that travel along nerve cells to the brain. The signals are then processed in the brain, resulting in immediate behaviors or memories. (6-8)

Crosscutting Concepts (K-12)

Structure and Function (K-12)
  • Complex and microscopic structures and systems can be visualized, modeled, and used to describe how their function depends on the shapes, composition, and relationships among its parts, therefore complex natural structures/systems can be analyzed to determine how they function. (6-8)
  • The functions and properties of natural and designed objects and systems can be inferred from their overall structure, the way their components are shaped and used, and the molecular substructures of its various materials. (9-12)
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T. Henderson, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound/Lesson-2/Pitch-and-Frequency).
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T. Henderson, Physics Classroom: Pitch and Frequency, (2001), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound/Lesson-2/Pitch-and-Frequency>.
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Henderson, T. (2018, January 15). Physics Classroom: Pitch and Frequency. Retrieved August 14, 2018, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound/Lesson-2/Pitch-and-Frequency
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Henderson, Tom. Physics Classroom: Pitch and Frequency. January 15, 2018. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound/Lesson-2/Pitch-and-Frequency (accessed 14 August 2018).
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Henderson, Tom. Physics Classroom: Pitch and Frequency. 2001. 15 Jan. 2018. 14 Aug. 2018 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/sound/Lesson-2/Pitch-and-Frequency>.
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