Students will learn the concept of destructive and constructive interference in the context of beat frequencies.
A demonstration of beat frequency is performed, and the concept behind it is explained.
Calculate the beat frequency of two combined waves, analyze sine wave graphs.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Beat Frequencies.
How can a rock concert be used to further investigate the properties of beat frequency?
This study guide gives an overview of mechanical waves and the characteristics of transverse waves and longitudinal waves. It also looks at wave interaction: interference (constructive and destructive), beat frequency, standing wave, resonance, and the Doppler effect.