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1.

Frequency measures how often a wave passes. We can make a wave with frequency ω by writing:

sin 2 π ω t

Aside : The wave described by sin ( t ) has frequency 1 / 2 π . If we instead write sin ( 2 π t ) , we will have a wave with frequency 1, which is easier to work with.

We can express the same information in terms of wavelength. Wavelength is how close neighboring waves are to each other. It is inversely proportional to frequency, which means that the higher the frequency, the smaller the wavelength. If is wavelength, we write this in the following way:

= 1 ω

A wave with wavelength is written as sin ( 2 π t ) .

2.

Amplitude measures how high the wave is. We can make a wave of amplitude a by writing:

a · sin ( 2 π t )

Sometimes a will be negative. In this case, we still say that the wave has amplitude a , but note that the function will be flipped across the x-axis.

3.

Phase describes how far the wave has been shifted from center. To create a wave with phase p , we write:

sin ( 2 π ω t + p )

Since a sin wave repeats every 2 π , the following is always true (that is, for any ϕ ):

sin ( ϕ ) = sin ( ϕ + 2 π )

Aside : A cosine wave is a sine wave shifted back by a π / 2 , a quarter of the standard wave:

cos ( ϕ ) = sin ( ϕ + π / 2 )

Every sine (cosine) wave can be described completely by these characteristics. These are shown in [link] (phase = 0 for simplicity):

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A sin wave.

To code [link] in MATLAB, use:

>>t = 0:.01:1;>>amp = 3;>>freq = 1;>>phase = 0>>y = amp*sin(freq*2*pi*t + phase);

Hearing sine waves

The sine wave represents a pure tone. To hear one, we use the MATLAB function sound() , which converts a vector into sound. Find the frequency that is specified, and compare to human range of hearing. Should we be able to hear this sound?

>>freq = 1000;>>samp_rate = 1e4;>>duration = 1;>>samples = 0 : (1/samp_rate) : duration;>>sound_wave = sin(2 * pi * samples * freq);>>sound(sound_wave, samp_rate);

Enter the above code into Matlab to hear the sound.

Adding sine waves

We can add together multiple sin waves to accomplish different shapes. For example, if we add the wave [ 4 · sin ( 2 π t ) ] and the wave [ sin ( 6 · ( 2 π t ) ) ] we get:

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A compound wave

Look at the figure and try to identify the effect of each wave. The first wave has frequency 1 and amplitude 4. This accounts for the large up-and-down motion that only goes through one cycle in the figure. The second wave has frequency 6 (wavelength 1 6 ) and amplitude 1. This accounts for the small wiggles that happen many times in the figure.

Figure 4 is implemented in MATLAB with the following code:

>t = 0:.01:1;>>y = 4*sin(2*pi*t)+sin(6*2*pi*t);>>plot(t,y)

A wave of any shape can be expressed as a sum of sin and cosine waves, although it may take infinitely many. In the end of this module we will find interesting uses for the this fact.

Exercises

1.1

[link] two shows a sum of two sine waves (with phase 0). Try to replicate it, and report what the amplitudes and frequencies of each wave is.

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The compound wave for exercise 1.1

1.2

Use the identities cos ( ϕ ) = sin ( ϕ + π / 2 ) and sin ( ϕ ) = sin ( ϕ + 2 π ) to solve for p in the following equations by making the above substitutions. Check your answer visually against the figures of sine and cosine waves:

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
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Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
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ya I also want to know the raman spectra
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
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I think
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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why?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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