# Ch 13: Properties of Light in Physical Science

Watch online natural science video lessons and take the quick quizzes to measure your understanding. Learn about the different aspects of waves, sound and light.

## Waves, Sound and Light - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Do you know how light and sound work? Are you aware of the different types of sound and light waves? If you are not quite sure about the answers to these questions, then this chapter is for you. These lessons will discuss the ideas of vibrations and waves. You'll learn about how different wavelengths produce different types of sound and light. Some of the other things you will learn include:

• The definition of sound
• The categories in the electromagnetic spectrum
• Color in light
• Snell's law
• The Doppler effect
• Wave-particle duality

VideoObjective
The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency Take a look at the nature of light.
Reflection: Angle of Incidence and Curved Surfaces Examine the Law of Reflection and learn about reflection off curved surfaces.
Diffuse Reflection: Definition, Examples & Surfaces Discuss reflection off of different types of surfaces.
Resonance: Definition & Transmission of Waves Discover what resonance is.
Transparent and Opaque Materials in Electromagnetic Waves Find out about transparent and opaque materials in electromagnetic waves.
Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption Study color in relation to light.
Refraction & Dispersion: Definition, Snell's Law & Index of Refraction Learn more about Snell's law and the index of refraction.
Diffraction: Relation to Sound & Light and Effects on Wavelength Examine diffraction of sound and light.
Constructive and Destructive Interference Study these two concepts, along with a deeper look at interference with standing waves.
The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications Look at the definition and instances of the Doppler effect.
Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples Discover how light can act as a wave or as a particle in different situations.

11 Lessons in Chapter 13: Properties of Light in Physical Science
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