Ready to have your students achieve a deeper and more structured view of waves that will improve their understanding and their ability to elaborate and apply the subject? Want a one-page organized presentation of each of the major units of waves that students can use to study for tests, and supplement their notes and reading? Want a compact tool that you, as physics teacher, can employ for creating lessons and assessments and to improve your holistic understanding of the subject?
This group of five detailed concept maps from noted physics instructor and author, Dr. Norman J. LaFave, represents the five basic units of the subject of waves (anatomy; reflection/refraction; interference; resonance; geometric optics) organized by:
- Concepts and definitions with symbols and SI units
- Principles and equations with important notes on subtle
- Tables of relevant data and constants
- Problem solving processes
- Important mathematical structures, including optional calculus
expressions in red boxes
- Important example solutions
- List of common student misconceptions
- Links to simulation applets
- Laboratories and landmark experiments
Each of these subtopics are connected by relationship arrows to delineate connections and causal relationships that display the holistic structure of the subject.
The files are delivered to you as a zip file containing the concept map as an html file (with support files) with active hyperlinks and as a static jpg image.
This product is one of six concept map packages covering all of the basic units of introductory physics. These packages may be employed for introductory, honors, AP, and college physics courses.