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5 Matching questions

  1. diffraction
  2. amplitude
  3. wavelength
  4. medium
  5. reflection examples
  1. a
    the distance from one wave crest to the very next crest. (This may also be measured from trough to trough.)
  2. b mirror (light waves), echo (sound waves), RADAR (radio waves)
  3. c
    for transverse waves: the distance between the resting point (or equilibrium) to the crest or trough
  4. d any substance that a wave moves through
  5. e the spreading out of waves through an opening or around the edges of an obstacle

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Infrared
  2. waves that transfer energy through matter
  3. electromagnetic wave; moves energy through space (sometimes empty space, sometimes through a medium - DOES NOT REQUIRE A MEDIUM)
  4. the bending of a wave as it enters a new medium at an angle other than 90 degrees
  5. the number of waves passing a fixed point in a certain amount of time; it is based partly on wavelength (longer wavelengths take a longer time to pass) and partly on the speed the wave travels

5 True/False questions

  1. refraction examplesmirror (light waves), echo (sound waves), RADAR (radio waves)


  2. interferencethe meeting and combining of waves


  3. Examples of mechanical wavesSound, ocean waves, earthquakes


  4. destructive interferencewhen waves combine to a larger amplitude


  5. constructive interferencewhen waves combine to a larger amplitude


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