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Wave Properties - Chapter Summary
Benefit from access to a variety of lessons you can study anytime to improve your knowledge of wave properties. Whether you're looking for more information about wave propagation or standing waves, we can help! Each lesson covers a unique topic, helping you pace your review of wave properties. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Define and list types of waves
- Differentiate between the five wave parameters
- Explain the relationship between amplitude, frequency and wave energy
- Share the definition of wave propagation
- Describe how the properties of materials relate to wave propagation
- Discuss the theory of a standing wave and conduct a standing wave experiment
Accompanying each lesson in this chapter is a short quiz you can use to check your understanding of topics it covers. For a broader review of wave properties, be sure to take our practice chapter exam. Our Dashboard traces your steps through the lessons and allows you to submit lesson topic questions to our experts with ease. You may access these study resources from your computer or any smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection.
1. Waves: Types & Definition
Examine the different types of waves and what parts of our daily lives are affected by waves, from the ocean to the microwave to sound. Explore how waves are measured and classified.
2. Wave Parameters: Wavelength, Amplitude, Period, Frequency & Speed
How do we measure and describe waves? How do waves differ based upon their shapes? This lesson will guide you through the five wave parameters - period, frequency, amplitude, wavelength, and speed - that we use to characterize waves.
3. Energy of Waves: Amplitude, Frequency & Energy Loss
What gives a wave its energy? In this lesson, we'll learn about amplitude and frequency, and how they relate to wave energy. We'll also learn about how waves lose energy through spreading.
4. Wave Propagation
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what wave propagation is, and describe the factors that affect the speed of wave propagation. A short quiz will follow.
5. How Wave Propagation Relates to the Properties of Materials
When you've finished this lesson, you'll be able to explain the meaning of wave propagation, as well as list and explain the material properties that affect wave speed. We'll wrap up the lesson with a short quiz.
6. Standing Wave: Definition, Equation & Theory
In this lesson, you'll learn about the kind of waves that are responsible for our experience of musical notes. These waves are called standing waves. Learn what makes them unique and how they represent the notes we hear.
7. Standing Waves: Physics Lab
After reading this lesson, you'll be able to conduct a physics experiment with a vibrating string. You'll see how your collected data compares with your theoretical values from using formulas.
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