# Ch 16: NYSTCE Physics: Waves, Sound & Light

As you prepare for the NYSTCE Physics CST, watch these lesson videos to review what you need to know about the forms and properties of waves. Use these videos to refresh your knowledge about sound and electromagnetic waves.

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

In this series of lesson videos, our professional instructors will explain the nature of the motion and energy of waves, parts and types of waves, and the factors that affect them. After you've completed the activities of this chapter, you should be prepared to answer related questions on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Physics Content Specialty Test (CST) about:

• Relationships between vibrations and waves
• Parameters and types of waves
• Sound waves and the discernible properties of sound waves
• Electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum's seven regions
• Nature of light and color
• Volume, pitch, and constructive and destructive interference
• Transparency and opaqueness
• Applications of the Doppler effect
• Prisms, light rays and diffuse reflection surfaces
• Wave-particle duality
• Resonance, reflection and refraction

Completing the lesson worksheets and quizzes of this chapter will also help you reinforce your understanding of its subject matter. View the online lessons as many times as you like, whether you're at home or away. You can even find information about related courses under the designated tab.

### NYSTCE Physics: Waves, Sound & Light Objectives

The NYSTCE Physics CST is a computer-based certification exam used in the state of New York to measure educators' mastery over the field of physics. It is four-hour-and-15-minute-long exam comprised of 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question, of which 16% ask about waves, sound and light. Completing the activities of this chapter will help you understand more about the nature of waves, how they are perceived and their uses so that you can perform well on questions in the Waves, Sound and Light subarea of the exam.

20 Lessons in Chapter 16: NYSTCE Physics: Waves, Sound & Light
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