Ch 16: Wave Characteristics & Phenomena

About This Chapter

Use this collection of science lessons to study wave characteristics and phenomena. These lessons help you review concepts such as wave absorption, light transmission, Malus' law and more.

Wave Characteristics & Phenomena - Chapter Summary

This science chapter is a convenient and effective study resource for reviewing characteristics and phenomena related to waves. Our concise and engaging lessons clearly define the different types of waves and help you study concepts such as wave absorption and light transmission. You'll also review the polarization of light and Malus' law. After completing the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define the different types of waves
  • Assess examples of wave phenomena
  • Understand what wave absorption is
  • Know how light is transmitted
  • Summarize Malus' law and the polarization of light

This collection of lessons offers a fast and efficient method for studying important wave topics. With a straightforward and engaging teaching style, our expert instructors deliver lessons that are easy to follow and typically less than ten minutes long. You'll be able to make sure you fully understand wave concepts by taking the included self-assessment quizzes. If you need to go back and study a particular definition or concept, you'll be able to quickly find it using the course Dashboard and video timeline. Word-for-word lesson transcripts can be printed to supplement your studying experience and you can access these lessons at any time that's convenient. We've also made these lessons accessible on any computer or mobile device so you can study at home, at school, at the office or on the go.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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