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8.2 The World Communicates
Current Technologies Sound Waves
Electromagnetic Waves Future Technologies

Teaching Unit for The World Communicates,
developed by Dr Paul Stokes for the ARC Centre of Excellence for
Ultrahigh Bandwith Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)

General Information

Telecommunications: The Here and Now - webcast presentation by Prof Martijn de Sterke at the 2005 International Science School, The University of Sydney, available for modem or broadband
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/foundation/index_iss.html

Telecommunications: The Future- webcast presentation by Prof Martijn de Sterke at the 2005 International Science School, The University of Sydney, available for modem or broadband
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/foundation/index_iss.html

THE WORLD COMMUNICATES - course notes from the Purplish Hue web site, maintained by Bob Emery
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~emeryrg/serv03.htm#8.2

8.2 The World Communicates - from HSC Physics, UNSW
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/hsc/hsc/world_communicates.html

8.2 The world communicates - from Centre for Learning Innovation, link in the left column
http://www.lmpc.edu.au/smallFrameset.php?KLA=Science&LEVEL=Stage%206%20Physics

Making Waves: An Online Guide to Sound and Electromagnetic Radiation - from St. Mary's High School, New York
http://www.smgaels.org/physics/home.htm

Virtual Labs & Simulations - from Hazelwood School District
http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~grichert/sciweb/applets.html

Project Java - interactive Java applets, including Snell's Law, from Stony Brook University
http://www.eserc.stonybrook.edu/ProjectJava/

General Physics Java Applets - developed by B.Surendranath Reddy, includes Transverse Waves, Longitudinal waves and Doppler Effect
http://surendranath.tripod.com/
also Australian mirror site
http://www.vlo.net.au/suren/Applets.html

Jave Applet - of both longitudinal and transverse wave, from National Taiwan Normal University
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/java/waveType/waveType.html

Physics Java Applets by C.K.Ng - including transverse and longitudinal waves
http://www.ngsir.netfirms.com/englishVersion.htm

Waves and Energy Transport - from The Physics Classroom, Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/waves/wavestoc.html


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Current Technologies

How Stuff Works: How a Cell [mobile]Phone Works - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone.htm

Cell Phone Facts - from Food and Drug Administration and Federal Communications Commission
http://www.fda.gov/cellphones/

Mobile phones 'safe for brains' - a file from BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4432755.stm

Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Mobile Phones, Health & Safety - a page of links on this topic.
http://www.amta.org.au/aoi.asp?ID=Health_and_Safety

The Mobile Phone System and Health Effects - includes details of electromagnetic waves used by mobile phones, from Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
http://www.arpansa.gov.au/issues.htm

Cellular Communications - from International Engineering Consortium
http://www.iec.org/online/tutorials/cell_comm/

Telephone History Series - from TelecomWriting.com
http://www.privateline.com/TelephoneHistory/History1.htm

How Stuff Works: How Speakers Work - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/speaker.htm

How Stuff Works: How Modems Work - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/modem.htm

Why Don't High Speed Modems Work At Their “Rated” Speed? - from Melbourne PC CLub
http://member.melbpc.org.au/~amfowler/hsmodem.htm

What is ADSL? - from ADSL Guide, Your Guide to Broadband Internet, UK
http://www.adslguide.org.uk/guide/summary.asp

How Stuff Works: How Cable Modems Work - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/cable-modem.htm

How Cable Modems work - from International Engineering Consortium
http://www.iec.org/online/tutorials/cable_mod/topic01.html

How Stuff Works: How VDSL Works - very High Bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line, from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/vdsl.htm

How Stuff Works: How Digital Television Works - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/dtv.htm

Digital Television Crash Course - from PBS, USA. Online history of television
http://www.pbs.org/opb/crashcourse/

HOW THINGS WORK - from University of Virginia physics web site
http://howthingswork.virginia.edu/


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Sound Waves

Acoustics and Vibration Animations - from Kettering University
http://www.gmi.edu/~drussell/demos.html

Physics and Psychophysics of sound and music - from AVATAR SPACE DESIGN
http://www.avatar.com.au/courses/PPofM/

What sound waves look like and how they act - from TelecomWriting.com's Telephone History Series
http://www.privateline.com/TelephoneHistory/soundwaves.html

Gizmos - from Explore Learning, five minutes free daily interactives, search for "Sound"
http://www.explorelearning.com/

Sound and Hearing - from HyperPhysics Concepts, Georgia State University
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/sound/soucon.html

Lessons on Waves Light & Sound - from Physics Zone
http://www.sciencejoywagon.com/physicszone/lesson/09waves.htm

Sound Waves and Music - from The Physics Classroom, Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/sound/soundtoc.html


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Electromagnetic Waves

Light and Optics: Readings - from Patterns in Nature, from Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in Preparation of Teachers and Arizona State University
http://acept.la.asu.edu/PiN/rdg/readings.shtml

Electromagnetic Waves - from Physics 2000, an interactive journey through modern physics!, University of Colorado
http://www.Colorado.EDU/physics/2000/waves_particles/

Electromagnetic Waves have different wavelengths - with separate pages on various types of electromagnetic radiation, from Imagers, NASA
http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/ems/waves3.html

Energy Fundamentals 1 1 Naval Weapons Systems - from US Naval Academy
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/navy/docs/fun/part02.htm

Amplitude Modulation - animated .gif, from Ham Radio India
http://www.hamradioindia.com/HRI-THEOR/General/AM.htm

Frequency Modulation - animated .gif, from Ham Radio India
http://www.hamradioindia.com/HRI-THEOR/General/FMod_files/aa-fm_rate.gif

Frequency Modulation - animated .gif, from Ham Radio India
http://www.hamradioindia.com/HRI-THEOR/General/FMod_files/aa-ovrmod-fm.gif

Broadband explained - from Playstation Web site
Explanation

Reflection and the Ray Model of Light - from The Physics Classroom, Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/refln/reflntoc.html

Refraction and the Ray Model of Light - from The Physics Classroom, Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/refrn/refrntoc.html

Student Activities

Measuring Refractive Index - from Brooklyn College
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/ahp/CellBio/RefIndex/RI.Main.html

Inverse Square law - from Science Snacks at Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/inverse_square_law.html

Indexing refraction - from NASA, Teacher guide and student sheets as .pdf.
http://media.nasaexplores.com/lessons/04-020/9-12_2.pdf

Inverse Square law - from NASA
http://media.nasaexplores.com/lessons/02-001/9-12_2.pdf

Light intensity - from NASA
http://media.nasaexplores.com/lessons/01-069/9-12_1.pdf

Radio waves and the ionosphere - from NASA
http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/NASADocs/nasa4.pdf

Absorption - from Everything Weather includes atmospheric absorption of electromagnetic radiation and transmission window
http://www.everythingweather.com/atmospheric-radiation/absorption.shtml

Infrared Windows - from Infrared Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Outreach/Edu/Windows/irwindows.html

The CSE Light Tour - from University of California Berkeley
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/light/light_tour.html

Imagine the Universe - from Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/homepage.html

The Aurora explained - from Geophysical Institute
http://www.alaskascience.com/aurora.htm

HF Doppler Sounding of the Auroral Ionosphere - from University of Leicester
http://ion.le.ac.uk/dope/doppler.html

Space Storms and Radio Communications - from Windows to the Universe, University Cooperative for Atmospheric Research and the University of Michigan
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/spaceweather/effects3.html

Ionosphere and its Influence on Radio Communications - from Resonance: Journal of Science Education, in pdf
http://www.ias.ac.in/resonance/July2000/pdf/July2000p28-43.pdf

How Fiber Optics Work - from How Stuff Works - includes topics such as What are Fiber optics? and Physics of Total Internal Reflection
http://www.howstuffworks.com/fiber-optic.htm

Communication channels - from University College London
http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/S.Bhatti/D51-notes/node19.html

Satellite Communication Tutorial - from the Glenn Research Center, NASA
http://ctd.grc.nasa.gov/rleonard/


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Future Technologies

Global Positioning Systems

GPS and never having to say: 'Where am I?' - from NOVA, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/066/066key.htm

The Global Positioning System - from Beyond Discovery, The National Academy of Sciences
http://www.beyonddiscovery.org/content/view.article.asp?a=458

GPS Primer - from The Aerospace Corporation
http://www.aero.org/education/primers/gps/

Global Positioning System Overview - from The Geographers' Craft Project, University of Colorado Boulder
http://www.colorado.Edu/geography/gcraft/notes/gps/gps_f.html

All About GPS - from Trimble GPS
http://www.trimble.com/gps/

GPS Article - from Choice magazine
 http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.aspx?id=101088&catId=100447&tid=100008&p=3

GPS: A New Constellation - from National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institute
http://www.nasm.si.edu/gps/

About Satellite Navigation - from Magellan GPS
http://www.magellangps.com/products/gps_units.asp

Introduction to the Global Positioning System for GIS and TRAVERSE - from Corvallis Microtechnology
http://www.cmtinc.com/gpsbook/index.htm

Modern Communication: The Laser & Fiber-Optic Revolution - from Beyond Discovery, The National Academy of Sciences
http://www.beyonddiscovery.org/content/view.article.asp?a=438

Fiber Optics - from HyperPhysics, Georgia State Universtiy
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/optmod/fibopt.html

How Satellite TV Works - from How Stuff Works, includes the design of the dish
http://www.howstuffworks.com/satellite-tv.htm

How Satellite Radio Works - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/satellite-radio.htm

How DVDs and DVD Players Work - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/dvd.htm

How a Digital Video Drive Works - Electricity and Magnetism, Molecular Expressions
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/computers/digitalvideodiscs/dvd.html

How A Compact Disc Works - a Java Applet from Electricity and Magnetism Interactive Java Tutorials, Molecular Expressions
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/cd/

How Internet Radio Works - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/internet-radio.htm

How Wireless Internet Works - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/wireless-internet.htm

How the Airborne Internet will Work - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/airborne-internet.htm

Holographic data storage - from IBM Research
http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/rd/443/ashley.html


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