# Ch 33: Rays, Waves & Wave Optics

### About This Chapter

This chapter helps you go over rays, waves, and wave optics. The lessons can help you do better on exams or homework assignments, as they provide you with thorough explanations of vocabulary words, scientific phenomena, and the practical applications of these science concepts.

## Rays, Waves & Wave Optics - Chapter Summary

Refresh your memory or learn new information about rays, waves, and wave optics by going through the lessons in this chapter. While the chapter examines a large amount of information, our instructors have carefully divided it into short, manageable lessons. Each lesson focuses on a single topic, allowing you to get a better grasp on such concepts as wave characteristics, frequency, amplitude, perceptions of light and sound, curved surfaces, Snell's Law, and chromatic aberration. When you reach the end of the chapter, you'll have increased your knowledge enough to do the following:

• Compare longitudinal and transverse waves
• Relate how the five wave parameters are measured
• Explain standing waves and the superposition principle
• Offer examples of the reflection of waves
• Show the applications of the Doppler effect
• Discuss how reflection works
• Relate the principles of dispersion and refraction
• Differentiate between reflecting telescopes and refracting telescopes
• Outline how Huygen's principal relates to diffraction
• Evaluate Brewster's law in connection to polarization by reflection

Many of the lessons in this chapter are in an engaging video format. These videos combine entertaining animation and visual aids with important keywords and definitions. Each lesson comes with a corresponding quiz for self-assessment. If you have any questions about the lesson topics, you can submit them to our instructors through your Dashboard or the Help tab of the lesson.

10 Lessons in Chapter 33: Rays, Waves & Wave Optics
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Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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