Ch 18: Wave Properties

About This Chapter

The entertaining lessons, quizzes and exam in this chapter are designed to strengthen your comprehension of wave properties without requiring a huge time commitment. These study resources are available 24 hours a day and can make your test preparations fun and effective.

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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 18: Wave Properties
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Waves: Types & Definition

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.

Wave Parameters: Wavelength, Amplitude, Period, Frequency & Speed

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.

Energy of Waves: Amplitude, Frequency & Energy Loss

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.

Wave Propagation

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.

How Wave Propagation Relates to the Properties of Materials

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.

Standing Wave: Definition, Equation & Theory

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.

Standing Waves: Physics Lab

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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