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FTCE Physics: Waves and Optics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The waves with the largest wavelengths are which type of waves?

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

Question 3 3. What is the angle of refraction for light entering water from air when the light strikes the water at 20° to the normal? The index of refraction of air is 1 and 1.33 for water.

Question 4 4. Transparency is caused by the _____ of light waves.

Question 5 5. In Snell's Law, the ratio of the indices is related to the inverse ratio of the _ of the angles.

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Question 6 6. Destructive interference occurs when the crest of one wave lines up with the _____ of another wave.

Question 7 7. When studying the photoelectric effect, scientists observed that _____were emitted from metal in response to a beam of light.

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

Question 9 9. The electromagnetic waves that cause sunburn are

Question 10 10. When looking into the inner surface of a silver spoon, you would see the image of your chin projected

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Question 11 11. Which wave parameter measures the number of cycles that are completed in one second?

Question 12 12. Opacity is caused by the _____ of light waves.

Question 13 13. Which type of EM wave do we utilize to increase the thermal energy of our food?

Question 14 14. Sound waves in the _____ range are best at traveling over large distances.

Question 15 15. Diffraction is the bending of waves when they

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Question 16 16. Scientists questioned the wave theory of light when they saw that increasing the light intensity would only increase the _____ of emitted electrons.

Question 17 17. In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are

Question 18 18. What letter is used to symbolize the speed of light?

Question 19 19. The separation of white light through a prism happens because each frequency (color) is _ at a different angle.

Question 20 20. By studying the red and blue shifts of the galaxies, scientists concluded that the universe is

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Question 21 21. Which of the following would travel with the greatest velocity?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is the speed of light?

Question 23 23. Consider a jet traveling at 1000 km/hr. If the jet shoots a laser in the same direction it is traveling, how fast will the laser be traveling relative to the jet?

Question 24 24. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

Question 25 25. Which wave parameter can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the frequency?

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Question 26 26. A ray of light striking a mirror at an angle of incidence of 35 degrees would reflect off the mirror at an angle of reflection of

Question 27 27. In observing two interfering waves, the amplitude of the resulting wave can be found at every point using the principle of

Question 28 28. Light traveling from a slower medium to a faster medium will bend _ the normal.

Question 29 29. Sounds in the _____ range are best for reflecting off of small objects.

Question 30 30. Transmission of light waves depends on the passing of energy from one _____ to the next.

FTCE Physics: Waves and Optics Chapter Exam Instructions

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