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MTEL Physics: Oscillations & Wave Motion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The crests and troughs of a transverse wave are like the compressions and _____ of a longitudinal wave.

Question 2 2. What would the distance between two compressions of a longitudinal wave represent?

Question 3 3. Destructive interference occurs when the crest of one wave lines up with the _____ of another wave.

Question 4 4. Which type of electromagnetic waves are used to study the molecular structures of crystalline solids?

Question 5 5. A series of light waves pass through a 400-nanometer gap in a wall. Which light wave diffracts the MOST?

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Question 6 6. In which type of wave do the particles in the medium move parallel to the wave direction?

Question 7 7. In observing two interfering waves, the amplitude of the resulting wave can be found at every point using the principle of

Question 8 8. Diffraction is the bending of waves when they

Question 9 9. How do we know that the earth's outer core is fluid?

Question 10 10. In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are

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Question 11 11. The waves you can make with a jump rope would be which type of waves?

Question 12 12. Waves originate from:

Question 13 13. Sound waves in the _____ range are best at traveling over large distances.

Question 14 14. Standing waves occur as a combination of constructive interference and

Question 15 15. Standing waves can only occur in a medium that is

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Question 16 16. Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

Question 17 17. Sounds in the _____ range are best for reflecting off of small objects.

Question 18 18. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

Question 19 19. The portion between two wave crests or troughs is called the

Question 20 20. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

MTEL Physics: Oscillations & Wave Motion Chapter Exam Instructions

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