Module 3: Waves and Thermodynamics


Module 3: Waves and Thermodynamics is the third module of Year 11 HSC Physics. This module explores properties and behaviour of different types of waves, as well as the concept of thermodynamics.

Wave Properties

Inquiry question: What are the properties of all waves and wave motion? 

    Wave Behaviour

    Inquiry question: How do waves behave? 

        Sound Waves

        Inquiry question: What evidence suggests that sound is a mechanical wave? 

        Ray Model of Light

        Inquiry question: What properties can be demonstrated when using the ray model of light? 


        Inquiry question: How are temperature, thermal energy and particle motion related?