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Ch 16: OAE Physics: Sound & Sound Waves

About This Chapter

Brush up on facts about sound speed, volume, the Doppler effect and standing wave problems. These video lessons should help you with these types of questions on the OAE Physics exam.

OAE Physics: Sound & Sound Waves - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons to refresh your knowledge of what sound is, what creates pitch, the Doppler effect and the superposition principle as you prepare for the OAE Physics exam. These videos should help you with exam questions covering the following topics:

  • Factors that influence the speed at which sound travels
  • Volume and pitch
  • Definition and applications of the Doppler Effect
  • Sound wave properties and sound perception
  • How the superposition principle can be used to solve standing wave problems

These lessons help you review topics that you probably studied in high school and college, but our instructors may introduce a few new concepts, too. You can watch the videos on a computer or mobile device, anytime you've got a few extra minutes to devote to study.

Objectives of the OAE Physics: Sound & Sound Waves - Chapter Objectives

Ohio teachers who want certification in physics must pass the OAE Physics exam. This exam has five domain areas, and questions on the material discussed in this chapter are in the domain on waves, which makes up 14% of the test's total score.

Like the brief quizzes that accompany each lesson, all questions on the OAE Physics exam are multiple-choice and computer-delivered. Our quizzes let you experience answering questions in this format and also lets you gauge your learning to see if you need additional review in certain areas.

5 Lessons in Chapter 16: OAE Physics: Sound & Sound Waves
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

1. What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound

Explore the minute workings of sound waves and how they travel. We'll discuss the main factors that affect the speed of sound waves, and we'll try some mathematical problems involving the wave equation.

Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves

2. Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves

What do pitch and volume mean when talking about sound waves? Further your understanding of sound waves in this lesson as we explore the more familiar aspects of sound. We'll learn about pitch and volume and how they relate to sound wave parameters.

The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

3. The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

What is the Doppler effect? How does it affect our perceptions of sound and light? In this lesson, learn how traveling wave sources can change the way we observe sound and light waves. Explore the applications of the Doppler effect on shock waves, sonic booms, and the movements of distant galaxies.

Relationship Between Sound Wave Properties & Sound Perception

4. Relationship Between Sound Wave Properties & Sound Perception

After completing this lesson, you will be able to describe the properties of sound waves and explain how they relate to what you hear when you listen to a sound. A short quiz will follow.

The Superposition Principle & Standing Waves

5. The Superposition Principle & Standing Waves

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what the superposition principle is, and how this leads to the formation of standing waves. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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