1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Wave and measurement question.

  1. Jun 2, 2008 #1
    I just gave my Physics exam paper.... and i want ask few questions and confirm if they are right.....

    Question asked to draw diagrams for longitudinal wave and transverse waves...
    I drew transverse waves correctly... but did i correctly drew the longitudinal waves? i made a wave like transverse but with varying amplitude, frequency wavelength... so is it right?

    Another question asked Students calculated the volume of air in a laboratory... with tables and windows and desks. How they did it?

    I wrote: Use a Meter Rule to measure the volume of tables and desks. also measure the total volume of room. Subtract the Volume of tables and desks from total volume of room. You will get the volume of air.
    State 2 errors while measuring.
    1, I wrote: The students themselves occupies the volume
    2, i forgot what i wrote , but what could it be?

    Question A Ball is thrown "U" shaped large container It reaches to right top corner but little less in height, what would be the energy transfer? it was a mcq...
    I wrote PE---> Kinetic energy +heat----> PE
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 2, 2008 #2
    Sometimes it's best not to go searching for the answers after handing in an exam paper but if you still want to;

    http://www.headwize.com/images2/e_simple1.gif [Broken]

    I'm thinking any number of rational answers. Maybe inherent errors in the measuring apparatus (equal to one unit) or the fact that you're treating the furniture as if it's cuboid as an approximation.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Wave and measurement question.
  1. Wave question (Replies: 1)

  2. Waves question (Replies: 1)

  3. Wave Question (Replies: 6)

  4. Waves Question (Replies: 1)

  5. Waves question (Replies: 6)