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Review Of Properties Of Waves.

What is a transverse wave?
a) a wave in which the motion of the medium is perpendicular to the direction of the wave.
b) a wave in which the motion of the medium is in the same direction as the wave.
c) a wave that does not need a medium to travel
d) a wave that has no amplitude

What is a longitudinal wave?
a) a longer wave
b) a wave in which the motion of the medium is perpendicular to the direction of the wave.
c) a wave in which the motion of the medium is in the same direction as the wave.
d) a wave that does not need a medium to travel

Adjusting the amplitude of a wave changes what?
a) Pitch
b) Frequency
c) Loudness
d) Wavelength

Increasing the frequency will have what affect on a wave?
a) Decrease the amplitude
b) Decrease the pitch
c) Increase the wavelength
d) Decrease the wavelength

What is the medium that sound waves travel through when you talk out loud
a) Water
b) Air
c) Copper
d) Chlorine

What unit is used to describe frequency?
a) Hertz (Hz)
b) Meters (M)
c) Milliliters (mL)
d) Grams (g)

The bottom of a wave is called?
a) The crest
b) The trough
c) The wave
d) The frequency

What is the wavelength?
a) A complete cycle of a wave
b) How many times a wave passes a certain point in a given time
c) How tall the wave is
d) The distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of the following wave

What the maximum distance a point on the wave is away from its rest position called?
a) Crest
b) Wavelength
c) Amplitude
d) Frequency

The number of waves that pass a point in a given amount of time is called the?
a) Frequency
b) Pitch
c) Amplitude
d) Trough

What is a rarefaction?
a) a part of a longitudinal wave where the particles in the medium are spread apart.
b) a substance through which waves can travel.
c) the maximum distance a point is moved from its rest position when a wave passes through.
d) the number of times something occurs in a given period of time.

What is a compression?
a) a part of a longitudinal wave where the particles in the medium are spread apart.
b) the maximum distance a point is moved from its rest position when a wave passes through.
c) a part of a longitudinal wave where the particles in the medium are pushed together.
d) the number of times something occurs in a given period of time.

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