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What are the properties of a WAVE and how does it transfer energy from place to place. Discuss the differences and similarities between sound and light waves and their properties

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 2
High School - Science - Physics - Unit 2
Waves, sound and light
Students will learn about wave properties, classifications, and types with an in depth emphasis on sound and light waves.
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Students will learn about wave properties, classifications, and types with an in depth emphasis on sound and light waves. 

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1 .  Use a graph of a wave to measure or calculate the frequency, wavelength, and amplitude of the wave.

2.  Explain how wavelength and frequency are related to the velocity of a wave.

3. Describe the reflection of a wave.

4.  Describe interference.

5. Describe standing waves and applications.

6.  Solve problems involving speed, freq, and wavelength.

7. Discuss factors that determine the energy of a wave. 

8. Compare transverse and longitudinal waves.

9. Describe refraction of a wave.

10. Describe Doppler Effect and give applications.

11. Describe Harmonic motion

12. How are sound waves produced and measured.

13. Describe the EM spectrum. (types of waves)

14. How do we see color of objects.

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Period

Crest

Trough

Amplitude

Frequency

Wavelength

Hertz

Transverse wave

Longitudinal wave

Interference (constructive and destructive)

Standing waves (nodes and antinodes)

Doppler effect

Red and blue shift (stars)

Pitch

Infrasonic and ultrasonic

Compression and rarefaction

Decibel

Natural frequency

Resonance

Forced vibrations

Beats

Photons

Electromagnetic spectrum

Infrared

Ultraviolet

Transparent

Opaque

Polarization

ROYGBIV

Primary colors

Complementary colors

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