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OAE Physics: Waves & Wave Motion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are

Question 2 2. The waves you can make with a jump rope would be which type of waves?

Question 3 3. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

Question 4 4. Waves originate from:

Question 5 5. In observing two interfering waves, the amplitude of the resulting wave can be found at every point using the principle of

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Question 6 6. The crests and troughs of a transverse wave are like the compressions and _____ of a longitudinal wave.

Question 7 7. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

Question 8 8. Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

Question 9 9. Which wave parameter measures the time it takes to complete one cycle?

Question 10 10. Destructive interference occurs when the crest of one wave lines up with the _____ of another wave.

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Question 11 11. If 100% of the light frequencies resonate with the electrons of an object, then the object will exhibit

Question 12 12. Resonance of sound waves results in

Question 13 13. Which type of electromagnetic waves are used to study the molecular structures of crystalline solids?

Question 14 14. How do we know that the earth's outer core is fluid?

Question 15 15. Resonance of light waves results in

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Question 16 16. Which two parameters can both be measured in meters?

Question 17 17. Sound waves in the _____ range are best at traveling over large distances.

Question 18 18. What would the distance between two compressions of a longitudinal wave represent?

Question 19 19. When playing a trumpet, the vibrations made by the lips on the mouthpiece have to match the resonant frequency of

Question 20 20. Standing waves can only occur in a medium that is

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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. A series of light waves pass through a 400-nanometer gap in a wall. Which light wave diffracts the MOST?

Question 24 24. Sounds in the _____ range are best for reflecting off of small objects.

Question 25 25. Standing waves occur as a combination of constructive interference and

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Question 26 26. The portion between two successive wave crests or troughs is called the

Question 27 27. In which type of wave do the particles in the medium move parallel to the wave direction?

Question 28 28. Which wave parameter can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the frequency?

Question 29 29. Diffraction is the bending of waves when they

Question 30 30. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

OAE Physics: Waves & Wave Motion 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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