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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 SI unit of frequency is ______.
a) hertz
b) newton
c) joule
d) watt

The theory of light that states that light travels as waves and particles is:
a) quantum theory of light
b) electromagnetic theory of light
c) wave theory of light
d) particle theory of light

Light packets of energy that electromagnetic waves travel as are called ____.
a) photons
b) particles
c) magnets
d) ATP

Electromagnetic waves that the human eye can see is called:
a) visible light
b) ultraviolet light
c) gamma radiation
d) infrared

Which scientist said that light travels as an electromagnetic wave?
a) James Clerk Maxwell
b) Isaac Newton
c) Max Planck
d) Albert Einstein

Which scientist proposed the particle theory of light?
a) Isaac Newton
b) Max Planck
c) Albert Einstein
d) James Clerk Maxwell

The speed of the electromagnetic waves in a vacuum is ______.
a) 186,000 mi/s
b) 150,000 mi/s
c) 100,000 mi/s
d) 215,000 mi/s

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