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5 Matching Questions

  1. crest
  2. interference
  3. trough
  4. destructive interference
  5. Examples of mechanical waves
  1. a Sound, ocean waves, earthquakes
  2. b
    highest point (peak) of a wave
  3. c
    lowest point (valley) of a wave
  4. d when waves cancel each other out
  5. e the meeting and combining of waves

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. mirror (light waves), echo (sound waves), RADAR (radio waves)
  2. waves that transfer energy through matter
  3. light will bend around a lampshade; sounds can be heard even if you are hiding behind something

  4. for transverse waves: the distance between the resting point (or equilibrium) to the crest or trough
  5. a straw looks "broken" when you look at it in a glass of water (because the light bends when it enters the water)

5 True/False Questions

  1. constructive interferencewhen waves combine to a larger amplitude


  2. Examples of EM WavesSound, ocean waves, earthquakes


  3. refractionthe bouncing back of a wave as it strikes a barrier


  4. mediumany substance that a wave moves through


  5. waveelectromagnetic wave; moves energy through space (sometimes empty space, sometimes through a medium)


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