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Wave Phenomenon | Physics | CSEC CXC lessons online – Study Guide

Wave Phenomenon Reflection of Water Waves Reflection of straight wavefronts at a plane surface [insert PICTURE 4-12] Note: Both incident and reflected wavefronts are straight and have equal spacings. The…

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Wavefronts | Physics | CSEC CXC lessons online – Study Guide

Wavefronts Wavefronts – a wavefront may be defined as an imaginary line joining all the set of particles which are vibrating in the phase, in a wave motion (i.e. a…

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Wave Parameters | Physics | CSEC CXC lessons online – Study Guide

Wave Parameters Amplitude Amplitude – the amplitude (A) of a wave is the maximum displacement of a particle from its equilibrium position.   Wavelength Wavelength – the wavelength (λ) of…

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Types of Waves | Physics | CSEC CXC lessons online – Study Guide

TYPES OF WAVES Progressive Waves A progressive wave is one which transfers energy (NOT matter) during propagation. Progressive waves include two (2) types of waves: transverse and longitudinal waves.  …

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Intro to Waves | Physics | CSEC CXC lessons online – Study Guide

Waves Introduction A wave may be described as a disturbance that travels through a medium from one location to another. A wave transmits energy from one place to another. For…

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Scalar vs Vector Quantities | Physics | CSEC CXC lessons online – Study Guide

SCALAR AND VECTOR QUANTITIES Scalar Quantities A scalar quantity is one which has magnitude only, i.e. it has only size. A scalar quantity is completely defined by stating its magnitude…

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S.I. System of Units | Physics | CSEC CXC lessons online – Study Guide

S.I. Units The S.I. System of Units consists of the seven (7) fundamental quantities and ALL derived quantities. In the system, each physical quantity (fundamental or derived) has only ONE…

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Physical Quantities | Physics | CSEC CXC lessons online – Study Guide

Physical Quantities A physical quantity is any quantity or property which can be measured and a numerical value obtained. Physical quantities have both magnitude (size) and units. Both must be…

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