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AP Physics 1 Mechanical Waves: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels

Question 2 2. Which two parameters can both be measured in meters?

Question 3 3. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

Question 4 4. By studying the red and blue shifts of the galaxies, scientists concluded that the universe is

Question 5 5. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

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Question 6 6. An ambulance siren moving toward you will have a _____ pitch than when it is traveling away from you.

Question 7 7. Wave speed can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the

Question 8 8. Standing waves occur as a combination of constructive interference and

Question 9 9. Waves originate from:

Question 10 10. Which wave parameter measures the number of cycles that are completed in one second?

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Question 11 11. Resonance of sound waves results in

Question 12 12. When playing a trumpet, the vibrations made by the lips on the mouthpiece have to match the resonant frequency of

Question 13 13. In which type of wave do the particles in the medium move parallel to the wave direction?

Question 14 14. Amplitude is a measure of how much _____ is being carried by a wave.

Question 15 15. The substance that a sound wave travels through is called the

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Question 16 16. How do we know that the earth's outer core is fluid?

Question 17 17. Destructive interference occurs when the crest of one wave lines up with the _____ of another wave.

Question 18 18. Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

Question 19 19. Which wave parameter is related to the volume of a sound?

Question 20 20. Which scale is used to measure the intensity of sound?

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Question 21 21. In observing two interfering waves, the amplitude of the resulting wave can be found at every point using the principle of

Question 22 22. In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are

Question 23 23. Standing waves can only occur in a medium that is

Question 24 24. While the actual frequency does not change, the apparent frequency may change if the wave source is

Question 25 25. When the vibrations of one object match the resonant frequency of a second object, the first object increases the _____ of the vibrations of the second object.

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Question 26 26. If 100% of the light frequencies resonate with the electrons of an object, then the object will exhibit

Question 27 27. Resonance of light waves results in

Question 28 28. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

Question 29 29. Which wave parameter is related to the pitch of a sound?

Question 30 30. Sound with a frequency of 950 Hz and a wavelength of 1 m will travel _____ kilometers in 5 minutes.

AP Physics 1 Mechanical Waves: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam Instructions

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