# Ch 26: GACE Physics: Waves, Sound & Light

This chapter on sound and light waves is part of our GACE Physics course. Our video lessons and quizzes correspond to the test that determines Georgia state teaching certification eligibility. Completing this chapter will help you prepare to pass the GACE Physics Combined Test I and II.

## GACE Physics: Waves, Sound & Light - Chapter Summary

See what makes our instructors qualified to help you prepare for the GACE Physics assessments. This Waves, Sound and Light chapter will address topics such as Snell's law, opaque materials and the electromagnetic spectrum in depth. Refresh your memory of the following:

• Energy, motion, vibrations and waves (including transverse and longitudinal)
• Parameters and transmissions of waves, including: wavelength, amplitude, period, frequency and speed
• Factors that affect the speed of sound
• 7 Major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum
• Properties of light
• Angles of incidence and curved surfaces and their impact on reflection
• Transparent and opaque materials
• Color reflection and absorption
• Refraction and dispersion, including Snell's law
• Diffraction's effects on wavelength
• The meanings of constructive and destructive interferences
• Applications of the Doppler effect
• Examples of wave-particle duality

Use our text transcripts as a guide to make your studying more efficient! Our video lessons are highly accessible and equipped with a unique tagging system that makes jumping to specific topic points easier and more efficient.

### Objectives of the GACE Physics: Waves, Sound & Light Chapter

The topics in this chapter will confirm and enhance your existing knowledge as well as introduce you new or unfamiliar concepts that will be tested on the GACE Physics assessments. Both Test I and II will assess your understanding of 6-12th grade level physics in order to determine your ability and eligibility to teach middle or high school science courses in the state of Georgia.

Your knowledge of sound and light waves will be tested in the Optics and Waves subarea (32% of Test II). The self-assessment quizzes provided at the end of each lesson will test your comprehension of the information covered on the exam and also give you insight to the types of questions you'll encounter on test day.

18 Lessons in Chapter 26: GACE Physics: Waves, Sound & Light
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