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The measure of the distance between crest to crest or trough to trough
a) wavelength
b) frequency
c) amplitude
d) speed

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

How many waves pass a certain point during a given amount of time
a) frequency
b) wavelength
c) speed
d) transmission

Lowest point on a transverse wave
a) trough
b) crest
c) compression
d) rarefaction

Highest point of a transverse wave
a) crest
b) trough
c) amplitude
d) compression

The place that is moving apart is the
a) rarefaction
b) compression
c) crest
d) trough

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

Waves transmit energy but not matter
a) True
b) False
c)
d)

What do waves carry from one point to another without moving mass?
a) energy
b) sound
c) light
d) heat

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) medium

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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