Ch 10: Wave Types & the Doppler Effect

About This Chapter

Learn more about the types of waves studied in physics, as well as the Doppler effect, in this engaging collection of lessons. You can use this chapter and its quizzes as a way to assess how well you might do before you take an upcoming test or to complete a homework assignment.

Wave Types & the Doppler Effect - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll be introduced to the concept of waves as they pertain to the study of physics. Complex waves and sinusoidal waves are presented, as well as standing waves and the superposition principle.

Your study also includes a discussion of the Doppler effect and how it can be applied in physics. Once you have completed these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Describe what happens when sinusoidal waves come into contact with one another
  • Explain what the superposition principle is and its effects on standing waves
  • Understand how the Doppler effect works to change the perception of light and sound

Access these lessons and quizzes at any time on any computer, mobile phone or tablet. Our printable transcripts can be easily used as study guides that you can review offline. If you'd like to watch just a part of one of the video lessons, use the video tabs feature in the Timeline to skip directly to the section you'd like to watch. Our instructors are available to help if you have any questions as you watch the videos and take the quizzes.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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