# Ch 16: Characteristics of Waves

Examine the behavior of light and sound waves with the video lessons in this chapter. You'll also study the seven regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and examine the concept of wave-particle duality.

## Characteristics of Waves - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes everything you'll need to review wave properties and behaviors. Begin with lessons on wave parameters - such as period, frequency and amplitude - and explore factors affecting the speed, pitch and volume of sound. You'll also find lessons focusing on the visible light region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Use them to take another look at factors determining the transparency or opacity of an object and re-examine the wave properties affecting our perception of color.

You can also take another look at wave behaviors, including reflection, resonance, refraction, diffraction and dispersion, and examine the concept of wave-particle duality. The chapter concludes with a lesson showing you how to solve conceptual and numerical problems with scattering. Topics of instruction include:

• Transverse and longitudinal waves
• Sound wave amplitude and frequency
• Factors affecting the speed of sound
• Electromagnetic wave properties
• Wave reflection and refraction
• Wave dispersion and diffraction
• Constructive and destructive interference
• Wave-particle duality

Instructors teaching these video lessons use real-world examples that make studying wave characteristics fun. Access their expert instruction by reading through text lessons or watching short videos that last less than ten minutes each. Multiple-choice quizzes are also included to ensure you have a solid understanding of wave properties and behaviors by the time you finish this chapter.

21 Lessons in Chapter 16: Characteristics of Waves
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