# Ch 19: Properties of Mechanical Waves

Let us help you boost your understanding of mechanical waves, their properties and the transmission of waves with this chapter. Use these lessons and quizzes as a comprehensive study guide as you prepare for a test or homework assignment.

## Properties of Mechanical Waves - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors define transverse and longitudinal waves and include examples. How to measure waves using the five wave parameters is also covered. You will learn about how waves interact with each other using constructive and destructive interference.

As you progress through the chapter, the Doppler Effect and how it changes light and sound is presented. The concepts of resonance and diffraction are introduced, as are standing waves, the waves that are responsible for musical notes. After you review this chapter, you should have the knowledge necessary to:

• Give examples of transverse and longitudinal waves
• Measure and describe waves using five wave parameters
• Define constructive and destructive wave interference
• Explain how the Doppler Effect affects our perceptions of sound and light
• Describe how the principle of resonance affects sound and lights
• Outline how diffraction relates to the wavelength of a wave
• Detail standing waves

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8 Lessons in Chapter 19: Properties of Mechanical Waves
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