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SAT II Physics

SAT II Physics

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WAVE PHENOMENA OCCUR ALMOST anywhere there is periodic motion. We have already encountered
such periodic motion in the back-and-forth movement of pendulums and masses on a spring and with the
cyclic orbits of objects in a gravitational field. The physics of waves is also central in explaining how light and
sound work. Anything from a violin string to a drum skin to a wine glass can make a sound, suggesting that
there are few things in the world that cannot produce wave phenomena. We find waves in the air, in our
bodies, in earthquakes, in computers—and, if we’re surfers, at the beach.

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