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Application of Waves - Chapter Summary
Our online chapter provides a way for you to get reacquainted with the application of waves. It's filled with informative lessons you can study at your convenience to get a better understanding of digital data, various types of signals and more. With help from our instructors, you will be able to do the following:
- Explain how information is transferred with light
- Describe how telescopes measure and detect light
- Differentiate between digital and analog signals
- Discuss the acquisition and transmission of digital data
- Share advantages and disadvantages of digital transmission and storage
Enjoy the unique opportunity to study wave application without ever entering a classroom. Avoid common time and location restrictions by accessing our online resources using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. If you want to test your knowledge of each lesson or the entire chapter, be sure to take our short quizzes and practice exam. Should you have questions while completing your studies, submit them to our experts via the Dashboard.
1. Transferring Information with Light
Learn about how humans communicate using light. Internet, telephone audio, and home cinema signals -- we can do it all with light. Read about the various ways, and then complete a quiz.
2. How Telescopes Detect & Measure Light
This lesson will go over the numerous methods astronomers can use to detect and measure light, including photography, spectroscopy, photometry, and CCDs.
3. What are Digital and Analog Signals? - Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we will become acquainted with analog and digital signals, the characteristics of each, and how they are used in data transmission. We will also discuss why modulation and demodulation processes are required for sending and receiving data over transmission media.
4. Digital Data: Acquisition & Transmission
Everyday we hear more and more about the importance of data, but how do we end up with all that information anyway? This lesson shows, at a very fundamental level, how digital data is created and transmitted.
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