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Mechanical & Electromagnetic Waves Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

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

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Question 3 3. When looking into the inner surface of a silver spoon, you would see the image of your chin projected

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Question 4 4. The direction of a reflected ray striking a curved surface depends upon

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Question 5 5. What kind of wave vibrates parallel to the direction of propagation?

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Question 6 6. What is wave propagation?

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Question 7 7. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

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Question 8 8. A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels

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Question 9 9. Which of the following describes the meaning of polarization?

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Question 10 10. What does Malus' Law tell us?

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Question 11 11. On the electromagnetic spectrum, radio waves have the _____ frequency and the _____ wavelength.

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

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Question 13 13. Prisms are usually made out of

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Question 14 14. White light of a given frequency goes through a prism. What causes a rainbow to form on the other side?

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Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a use of sound waves?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following accurately describes a longitudinal wave?

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Question 17 17. The separation of white light through a prism happens because each frequency (color) is _ at a different angle.

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Question 18 18. The index of refraction compares the speed of light in a certain medium with the speed of light in

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Question 19 19. What are the two components of an EM wave?

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Question 20 20. Which type of medium do Electromagnetic waves need to travel?

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Question 21 21. When studying the photoelectric effect, scientists observed that _____were emitted from metal in response to a beam of light.

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Question 22 22. It is useful to think of a photon as a packet of

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Question 23 23. When a wave hits a surface, one of several things can happen. Which of the following explains how a mirror works?

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Question 24 24. The law of reflection says the ______ angle is equal to the reflected angle.

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

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Question 26 26. The normal is an imaginary line that is

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Question 27 27. What is a wave in physics?

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Question 28 28. An ambulance siren moving toward you will have a _____ pitch than when it is traveling away from you.

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Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT an example of a polarizer?

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Question 30 30. The electromagnetic waves that cause sunburn are

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Mechanical & Electromagnetic Waves Chapter Exam Instructions

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