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AP Physics 1: Mechanical Waves Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which wave parameter is related to the pitch of a sound?

Question 2 2. If 100% of the light frequencies resonate with the electrons of an object, then the object will exhibit

Question 3 3. In which type of wave do the particles in the medium move parallel to the wave direction?

Question 4 4. The crests and troughs of a transverse wave are like the compressions and _____ of a longitudinal wave.

Question 5 5. Resonance of sound waves results in

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Question 6 6. Which two parameters can both be measured in meters?

Question 7 7. A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels

Question 8 8. In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are

Question 9 9. Standing waves occur as a combination of constructive interference and

Question 10 10. Sound with a frequency of 950 Hz and a wavelength of 1 m will travel _____ kilometers in 5 minutes.

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Question 11 11. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

Question 12 12. While the actual frequency does not change, the apparent frequency may change if the wave source is

Question 13 13. Resonance of light waves results in

Question 14 14. Waves originate from:

Question 15 15. All sound waves are which type of wave?

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Question 16 16. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

Question 17 17. Which wave parameter is related to the volume of a sound?

Question 18 18. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

Question 19 19. By studying the red and blue shifts of the galaxies, scientists concluded that the universe is

Question 20 20. How do we know that the earth's outer core is fluid?

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Question 21 21. Which wave parameter measures the number of cycles that are completed in one second?

Question 22 22. 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.

Question 23 23. Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

Question 24 24. Which scale is used to measure the intensity of sound?

Question 25 25. Of the following choices, a sound wave would travel fastest in a

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Question 26 26. Which wave parameter measures the time it takes to complete one cycle?

Question 27 27. When playing a trumpet, the vibrations made by the lips on the mouthpiece have to match the resonant frequency of

Question 28 28. Standing waves can only occur in a medium that is

Question 29 29. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

Question 30 30. Wave speed can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the

AP Physics 1: Mechanical Waves Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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