Ch 15: AP Physics 1: Mechanical Waves

About This Chapter

Explore the structure and nature of various types of waves in this chapter on mechanical waves. Complete the assessments to gauge your preparedness for the AP Physics 1 exam.

AP Physics 1: Mechanical Waves - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Knowledge of the physics of waves governs our understanding and manipulation of everything from sound to radar and radio technology. Learn the basics of the physics of mechanical waves with these entertaining videos from our expert physics instructors. Use the lesson transcript as a useful study guide, and hit up our instructors with any questions you still have. Among the topics discussed here are lessons on:

• Wave parameters, types, and properties
• Sound
• Resonance
• Interference
• The Doppler Effect

Video Objective
Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion Here our instructors describe how waves originate from and are defined by vibrations.
Wave Parameters: Wavelength, Amplitude, Period, Frequency & Speed This video describes the basic properties of waves and how they are move through space and matter.
Transverse & Longitudinal Waves: Definition & Examples Here you will learn about the two main categories of waves and how each travels through certain mediums.
What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound Instructors discuss the basic properties of sound waves and factors which affect them.
Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves The properties of sound waves which govern pitch and volume are explained in this lesson.
Resonance: Definition & Transmission of Waves The effects of resonance on wave transmission are described in this video.
Constructive and Destructive Interference Students learn about the effects of constructive and destructive interference on waves.
The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications Instructors explain how the Doppler Effect works and how scientists use it to study space.

15 Lessons in Chapter 15: AP Physics 1: Mechanical Waves
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