Overview of Waves & Sound Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

Question 2 2. Waves originate from:

Question 3 3. Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

Question 4 4. The portion between two successive wave crests or troughs is called the

Question 5 5. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

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Question 6 6. Which wave parameter measures the number of cycles that are completed in one second?

Question 7 7. Which wave parameter measures the time it takes to complete one cycle?

Question 8 8. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

Question 9 9. Which two parameters can both be measured in meters?

Question 10 10. Which wave parameter can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the frequency?

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Question 11 11. In which type of wave do the particles in the medium move parallel to the wave direction?

Question 12 12. What would the distance between two compressions of a longitudinal wave represent?

Question 13 13. The crests and troughs of a transverse wave are like the compressions and _____ of a longitudinal wave.

Question 14 14. The waves you can make with a jump rope would be which type of waves?

Question 15 15. How do we know that the earth's outer core is fluid?

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Question 16 16. All sound waves are which type of wave?

Question 17 17. Amplitude is a measure of how much _____ is being carried by a wave.

Question 18 18. Which wave parameter is related to the pitch of a sound?

Question 19 19. Which wave parameter is related to the volume of a sound?

Question 20 20. Which scale is used to measure the intensity of sound?

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Question 21 21. Of the following choices, a sound wave would travel fastest in a

Question 22 22. Sound with a frequency of 950 Hz and a wavelength of 1 m will travel _____ kilometers in 5 minutes.

Question 23 23. The substance that a sound wave travels through is called the

Question 24 24. Wave speed can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the

Question 25 25. Within a medium of the same state, wave speed, in general, increases with _____ temperature.

Overview of Waves & Sound Chapter Exam Instructions

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