Chapter 17: Sound

Study Plan

As we learn about sound waves, we will consider such questions as:

  • What are the frequencies of audible sound waves? Of ultrasound waves? (Section 17.1, page 539)
  • How does ultrasound quantitatively determine the location of structures in the body? (Example 3, page 544)
  • What determines the smallest size of a structure within the body that can be detected with ultrasound? (Example 8, page 555)

Organize

  1. Prepare for lecture by reading the assigned sections from Chapter 17 in your textbook or ebook. This will provide an organizing framework for concepts introduced in lecture, and help you take better notes.
  2. Take the checkup quiz and work the Checkup questions in your textbook to assess your understanding of basic concepts. Take note of any topics you need to review further.
  3. Review the Examples from your textbook. These progress from simple to complex, and provide concrete illustrations of the concepts discussed.

Learn

  1. Re-read Chapter 17 and review your lecture notes.
  2. Access the Online Concept Tutorials given for this chapter. Tutorials use animation and interactive exercises to help develop your understanding of fundamental topics.
    The Doppler Effect
    Sections: 17.4
  3. Use the FlashCards to test your memory for new key terms and equations.
  4. Work the end of chapter Problems and Review Problems assigned by your instructor. If your instructor has assigned SmartWork online homework, login from the right navigation pane.

Connect

  1. Throughout the text Physics in Practice boxes explore real-world applications of core concepts in specific detail. In Chapter 17 see:
    Concept in Context Physics in Practice: Musical Instruments
  2. Physics in the News offers additional real-world physics applications, and a daily dose of science-based news.

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