This is an enhanced audio podcast of Dr. Beyersdorf's Physics 50 lectures at San Jose State University. Episodes are recorded on Monday and Wednesday afternoons during the fall 2008 semester.
Review of Chapters 1-8
We review midterm #4 as well as chapters 1-8 on vectors, kinematics, projectile motion, Newton's laws, and work and energy
Review of chapters 13-16
We review oscillation and simple harmonic motion, fluid mechanics, waves and sound.
Doppler Shift and Interference
We look at wave effects for sound including interference and beat notes and the doppler shift caused by a moving listener or source.
Sound and Hearing
We continue to look at mechanical waves, focusing on sound and hearing, specifically the decibel units for sound level.
We introduce waves by considering solutions to the wave equations for propagation along a string. We introduce the concepts of superposition and standing waves.
We introduce the continuity equation for mass and volume flow rate and the Bernoulli equation for relating pressure, height and speed of fluid.