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Which type of wave is produced by vibrations and can travel only through matter?
a) electromagnetic b) mechanical c) d)
What do we call the top of a wave?
a) trough b) crest c) medium d) amplitude
What do we call the bottom of a wave?
a) amplitude b) crest c) medium d) trough
What is the distance from the crest or trough of a wave to the rest position?
a) wavelength b) medium c) amplitude d) wave height
What is the distance from one crest to another crest, or from one trough to the next trough called?
a) wavelength b) medium c) amplitude d) wave height
What type of waves caused the matter in the medium to move at right angles to the direction of the wave?
a) sound b) compressional c) longitudinal d) transverse
What type of waves caused matter in the medium to move back and forth in the same direction as the path of the wave?
a) compressional b) longitudinal c) transverse d) both compressional and longitudinal
Waves travel the fastest through what type of matter?
a) gas b) liquid c) solid d) it's the same for all types of matter
Which type of wave will transfer more energy?
a) one with a smaller amplitude b) one with a larger amplitude c) one with a smaller wavelength d) one with a larger wavelength
What will cause a greater frequency in waves?
a) smaller amplitudes b) larger amplitudes c) shorter wavelengths d) longer wavelengths
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