The student will be able to:Comment

compare the characteristics of two transverse waves such as amplitude,

frequency, wavelength, speed, period, and phase

draw wave forms with various characteristics

identify nodes and antinodes in standing waves

differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves

identify nodes and aninnodes in standing waves

determine the speed of sound in air

predict the superposition of two waves interfering constructively and

destructively (indicating nodes, antinodes, and standing waves)

observe, sketch, and interpret the behavior of wave fronts as they reflect,

refract, and diffract

draw ray diagrams to represent the reflection and refraction of waves

determine empirically the index of refraction of a transparent medium