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    Properties of Waves and Simple Harmonic Motion

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    1) Explain in your own words:
    a) How is simple harmonic oscillation defined?
    b) What is de Broglie wavelength?
    c) Why will one not see an interference pattern for white light in the case of two slits?
    d) Explain the expression wavelength so that your 10 year old brother can understand.
    e) What is the difference between the interference pattern for a single slit and a double slit? Use sketches!

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    1. Simple harmonic oscillation is motion of the form x(t) = A sin(wt + phi), where A is the amplitude, w is the ...

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    We solve several simple problems involving waves and simple harmonic motion.