4.2-4.4 Travelling waves

IB Physics: 4.2-4.4 Travelling waves

Gas in a container is not a room full of perfectly elastic spheres, but we can apply the knowledge we have of the motion of balls to derive equations that can be used to make predictions regarding the behaviour of a gas. It is important to remember this when we get onto quantum mechanics and consider the wave properties of electrons. Electrons aren"t waves or balls but using models based on the behaviour of water waves...


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