

Wave Transmission Learning Outcomes
 Define the following terms:
angle of incidence, angle of reflection, refraction, diffraction, principal
focus .
 Draw diagrams
showing reflection from fixed and free ends.
 Use diagrams
to show how waves reflect off straight barriers that they strike
perpendicularly and
at an angle.
 Use diagrams
to show how waves reflect off parabolic barriers.
 Use diagrams
to explain wave refraction.
 Describe
what happens to the speed and wavelength when waves refract.
 Use diagrams
to explain diffraction of water waves.
 Use the
wave equation to solve problems involving frequency, period and velocity.
 Relate wave
reflection, refraction, and diffraction to everyday experiences.
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