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Reinforcement or cancellation that occurs when two or more waves meet is called ______.
a) interference b) diffraction c) reflection d) refraction
Maximum distance that particles are displaced by a wave, or a wave’s height, is called ______.
a) amplitude b) frequency c) period d) wavelength
The number of waves that pass a given point per unit of time is called ______.
a) frequency b) amplitude c) speed d) wavelength
The formula v =
a) speed b) period c) frequency d) wavelength
The spreading of a wave after it passed through a narrow opening is called ______.
a) diffraction b) reflection c) refraction d) interference
Bending of the path of a wave a result of a change wave speed is called ______.
a) refraction b) diffraction c) reflection d) interference
The wave which has particles that move up and down, perpendicular to the motion of the wave (like a rope) is a ______ wave.
a) transverse b) lateral c) longitudinal d) transduction
A wave with compression and rarefaction pulses is a ______ wave.
a) longitudinal b) transduction c) transverse d) latera
The SI unit of frequency is ______.
a) hertz b) newton c) joule d) watt
The law of reflection states that the angle of incidence is ______ the angle of reflection.
a) equal to b) less than c) greater than d) unrelated to
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