Physics O level Waves

Sec 4

Course Intro

  • Dive into the fascinating world of wave dynamics.
  • Discover wave motion, displacement-time graphs, properties of waves, energy transfer, and wave characteristics.
  • Course aligned to MOE Physics curriculum

Course Description

  • This course will introduce students to the various types of waves, including mechanical and electromagnetic waves, and their properties.
  • Students will learn about the basic characteristics of waves such as amplitude, frequency, wavelength, and period, as well as how these properties relate to the energy and power of a wave.
  • The course will also cover the concept of displacement-time graphs and how they are used to represent the motion of a wave.
  • Students will learn how to interpret these graphs and how to use them to analyze the properties of a wave.
  • The course will also explore the reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference of waves and how these phenomena can be used in practical applications such as optics and telecommunications.
  • The course may include both theoretical and laboratory components, including problem-solving exercises to provide a thorough understanding of concepts covered in the course.

Who is this Course for?

  • This course is designed for O level students studying Physics who want to deepen their understanding of Waves.
  • It is suitable for students seeking to excel in their examinations and develop a solid foundation in these topics.

What you will Learn?

  • The fundamentals of wave motion and the transfer of energy without matter transfer.
  • The characteristics of waves, including speed, frequency, wavelength, period, and amplitude.
  • The various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and their practical applications.
  • The principles of light reflection and refraction, including the behaviour of thin converging lenses.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of wave properties and their applications.
  • Explore the electromagnetic spectrum and its significance in various fields.
  • Understand the principles behind light reflection and refraction.
  • Comprehend the characteristics of images formed by thin converging lenses.
  • Develop problem-solving skills through real-world examples and practice exercises.

Why Learn from doerdo Tuition Course?

  • Experienced Teachers: Our expert ex-MOE teachers provide top-notch guidance and support.

    Real-time Performance Tracking: Parents can monitor students’ progress through detailed insights.

    After-Class Support: Students receive help and clarification from teachers beyond class hours.

    Al-Based Assessments: Benefit from Al-generated tests and homework for personalized learning.

    Engaging Content: Interactive learning resources make studying science enjoyable and effective.

Course Curriculum

General Wave Properties – This topic covers wave motion, types of waves and their properties, energy transfer, and wave terminology. Students will explore examples of wave motion in ropes, springs, and ripple tanks. They will learn about wave characteristics such as speed, frequency, wavelength, period, and amplitude.
Electromagnetic Spectrum – This topic introduces the electromagnetic spectrum and its different regions. Students will discover the practical uses of radio waves, microwaves, and X-rays. They will explore the diverse applications of each region, such as communication, medical radiology, and security screening.
Light – This topic focuses on light reflection and refraction. Students will understand the principles of angles of incidence and reflection. They will explore the behavior of light when it passes through different media, as well as the characteristics of images formed by thin converging lenses.

Course Type


Class Type

Small Group

Group Size



1.5 hrs

Num of Sessions




Book for a Free Demo

Learn from doerTeachers


Young Wai Keong Vincent

Ex MOE Teacher
18+ Years Exp
Math & Science Subject Expert

Mary Lin An Chin

Ex MOE Teacher
20+ Years Exp
Math and English Subject Expert

Suriawati Binte Sulaimi

Ex MOE Teacher
17+ Years Exp
Math and Science Subject Expert

Tan Qianru

Ex MOE Teacher
11+ Years Exp
Chinese Subject Expert

Yee Hong Ng

Ex MOE Teacher
12+ Years Exp
Chinese Subject Expert

Nur Aqilah Binte Mohammad Mazni

Ex MOE Teacher
4+ Years Exp
English Subject Expert