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Fundamentals of Waves, Sound and Light Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Mosquitoes and some snakes find their food using vision in the _____ range.

Question 2 2. The normal is an imaginary line that is

Question 3 3. Acoustic diffusers are designed to cause diffusion of which type of waves?

Question 4 4. When looking into the inner surface of a silver spoon, you would see the image of your chin projected

Question 5 5. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a source of visible light?

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

Question 8 8. The portion between two successive wave crests or troughs is called the

Question 9 9. The substance that a sound wave travels through is called the

Question 10 10. As the frequencies of the pure spectral colors increase, the wavelengths of the colors:

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Question 11 11. The visible light spectrum sits between the _____ and _____ regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Question 12 12. Which of the following has the highest energy?

Question 13 13. Sound with a frequency of 950 Hz and a wavelength of 1 m will travel _____ kilometers in 5 minutes.

Question 14 14. Of the following choices, a sound wave would travel fastest in a

Question 15 15. The direction of a reflected ray striking a curved surface depends upon

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Question 16 16. The electromagnetic waves that cause sunburn are

Question 17 17. Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

Question 18 18. Rainwater on an asphalt road can cause specular reflection if the water _____.

Question 19 19. Within a medium of the same state, wave speed, in general, increases with _____ temperature.

Question 20 20. 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

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Question 21 21. Compared to specular reflection, diffuse reflection involves more variation in the _____ on a rough surface.

Question 22 22. Specular reflection would most likely occur from a _____.

Question 23 23. On the electromagnetic spectrum, radio waves have the _____ frequency and the _____ wavelength.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a pure spectral color?

Question 25 25. Diffuse reflection would most likely occur from a _____.

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Question 26 26. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

Question 27 27. The law of reflection states that the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of

Question 28 28. Waves originate from:

Question 29 29. Which type of EM wave do we utilize to increase the thermal energy of our food?

Question 30 30. Which of the following represents the six spectral colors in order of increasing frequency?

Fundamentals of Waves, Sound and Light Chapter Exam Instructions

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