Waves and Sound

Waves - they are all around us! Sometimes we don't even recognize them. From ocean waves to sound waves to the wave the fans are doing at a baseball game, there are similarities that help us learn things about the properties of these disturbances that transfer energy.  In this unit, we will look at the basic properties that are applicable to all types of waves, and we'll also examine some of the differences between mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves as well as look at the different tupes of mechanical waves.  Additionally, we'll spend some time focusing on one very specific and important wave in our lives: sound.