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Type of wave in which the particles move perpendicular to the direction of the wave
a) transverse
b) compressional
c) sound
d) water

Type of wave in which the particles move in the same direction as the wave
a) transverse
b) compressional
c) water
d) electromagnetic

Type of wave that has two fields moving perpendicular to the direction of the wave
a) Transverse
b) Compressional
c) Electromagnetic
d) Water

The highest point on a transverse wave
a) trough
b) amplitude
c) wavelength
d) crest

The property of a compressional wave that determines its amplitude
a) mass
b) volume
c) density
d) wavelength

The number of wavelengths that pass a point in a given amount of time
a) amplitude
b) compression
c) frequency
d) speed

The SI unit used to measure the frequency of a wave
a) meters
b) m/s
c) amps
d) Hertz

The distance from the rest position to the top of a crest or the bottom of a trough
a) intensity
b) amplitude
c) waveheight
d) wavelength

When a wave changes directions due to bouncing off of a surface
a) refraction
b) diffraction
c) absorption
d) reflection

When a wave changes direction due to changing speeds as it moves through different materials
a) refraction
b) diffraction
c) absorption
d) reflection

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