# Ch 17: Waves for the MCAT: Help and Review

The Waves chapter of this Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the properties of waves. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of waves.

## Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help preparing for the science section of the MCAT exam will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

• Have fallen behind in understanding wave behavior.
• Need an efficient way to learn about waves.
• Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
• Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
• Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
• Missed class time and need to catch up.
• Can't access extra MCAT science preparation resources at school.

## How it works:

• Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
• Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
• Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
• Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
• Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
• Verify you're ready by completing the Waves chapter exam.

## Why it works:

• Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
• Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
• Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Waves chapter exam to be prepared.
• Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
• Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

## Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

• How do longitudinal and transverse waves compare and contrast to each other?
• What are some of the major wave parameters?
• How do constructive and destructive interference differ from each other?
• What does superposition mean in relation to waves?
• How does resonance relate to standing waves and wave transmission?
• What is the definition of diffraction, and what is its impact on light and sound?

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