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The place on the wave is pushed together is called the
a) compression b) amplitude c) rarefaction d) crest
What are two types of mechanical waves?
a) transverse, longitudinal b) big, small c) radioactive, bionic d) super, solar
What do waves carry from one point to another without moving mass?
a) energy b) sound c) light d) heat
Waves transmit energy but not matter
a) True b) False c) d)
Light waves are an example of this type of wave
a) electromagnetic b) sonic c) mechanical d) super
These waves can travel through empty space
a) electromagnetic b) mechanical c) sonic d) super
Sound is an example of this type of wave
a) mechanical b) electromagnetic c) light d) smooth
Require particles of the medium to vibrate in order for energy to be transfered
a) mechanical waves b) electromagnetic waves c) solar waves d) tidal waves
A material through which waves can travel It can be solid, liquid, or gas.
a) medium b) wave c) vibration d) sound
A repeated back and forth or up and down motion
a) vibration b) medium c) wave d) sound
A repeating disturbance or vibration that transfers energy from place to place
a) wave b) vibration c) crest d) mediium
The place that is moving apart is the
a) rarefaction b) compression c) crest d) trough
Highest point of a transverse wave
a) crest b) trough c) amplitude d) compression
Lowest point on a transverse wave
a) trough b) crest c) compression d) rarefaction
How many waves pass a certain point during a given amount of time
a) frequency b) wavelength c) speed d) transmission
Measure of the distance from the middle of a wave to the crest or trough; makes wave more intense
a) amplitude b) speed c) wavelength d) frequency
The measure of the distance between crest to crest or trough to trough
a) wavelength b) frequency c) amplitude d) speed
The distance a wave travels in an amount of time
a) speed b) wavelength c) frequency d) amplitude
The bending of waves caused by a change in speed
a) refraction b) transmission c) speed d) reflection
Makes images appear to be larger by bending light waves
a) convex lens b) concave lens c) microscope d) mirror
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