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The material through which a wave moves is called the
a) medium b) amplitude c) rarefaction d) compression
Sound waves are all
a) transverse waves b) longitudinal waves c) electromagnetic waves d) high frequency
In a transverse wave, moving right to left the particles within the wave will move
a) right to left b) left to right c) up and down d) randomly
As the frequency of a wave increases,
a) the velocity increases. b) the velocity decreases. c) the wavelength increases. d) the wavelength decreases.
Which of the following is TRUE of a longitudinal wave.
a) The particles within it will move parallel to the direction of the wave. b) It has areas where particles are close together called compressions. c) It has areas where particles are spread out called rarefactions. d) All of the above are true.
Refraction occurs when a wave
a) is bent. b) travels from one medium to another. c) changes speed as it goes into a different medium. d) all of the above are true.
___________ waves do not require a medium.
a) mechanical b) electromagnetic c) sound d) seismic
LIght is an example of a
a) longitudinal wave. b) transverse wave. c) mechanical wave. d) surface wave.
Frequency is
a) the number of waves passing through an area in a second. b) inversely proportional to wavelength. c) directly proportional to the amount of energy carried. d) all of the above.
Amplitude is
a) measured from crest to crest. b) the maximum displacement of a particle from its resting point. c) the number of waves passing through an area in a second. d) the amount of time it takes for one complete cycle to occur.
Which of the following is not a type of electromagnetic wave?
a) sound b) red light c) gamma radiation d) radio waves
Wavelength is
a) the length of a wave from crest to crest. b) how quickly a wave moves through its medium. c) the amount of energy carried by a wave. d) the amount of time it takes for one complete cycle to occur.
A period is
a) the amount of time it takes for one complete cycle to occur. b) how much energy a wave carries. c) the speed of a wave. d) the number of waves passing through an area in a second.
Which of the following has the largest effect on wave speed?
a) energy b) wavelength c) medium d) amplitude
A wave with large amplitude
a) carries a small amount of energy. b) will have a large wavelength. c) carries a large amount of energy. d) will have a small wavelength.
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