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Properties of Waves Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What would the distance between two compressions of a longitudinal wave represent?

Question 2 2. Waves originate from:

Question 3 3. If 100% of the light frequencies resonate with the electrons of an object, then the object will exhibit

Question 4 4. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

Question 5 5. How do we know that the earth's outer core is fluid?

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Question 6 6. Which wave parameter is related to the volume of a sound?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels

Question 9 9. Which scale is used to measure the intensity of sound?

Question 10 10. Which two parameters can both be measured in meters?

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Question 11 11. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

Question 12 12. Within a medium of the same state, wave speed, in general, increases with _____ temperature.

Question 13 13. Of the following choices, a sound wave would travel fastest in a

Question 14 14. Resonance of sound waves results in

Question 15 15. All sound waves are which type of wave?

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Question 16 16. The substance that a sound wave travels through is called the

Question 17 17. When studying the photoelectric effect, scientists observed that _____were emitted from metal in response to a beam of light.

Question 18 18. Wave speed can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of light behaving like a particle?

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

Question 22 22. Amplitude is a measure of how much _____ is being carried by a wave.

Question 23 23. It is useful to think of a photon as a packet of

Question 24 24. The theory of wave-particle duality states that all matter has properties of

Question 25 25. Which wave parameter measures the time it takes to complete one cycle?

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Question 26 26. In which type of wave do the particles in the medium move parallel to the wave direction?

Question 27 27. Which wave parameter measures the number of cycles that are completed in one second?

Question 28 28. The portion between two successive wave crests or troughs is called the

Question 29 29. While the actual frequency does not change, the apparent frequency may change if the wave source is

Question 30 30. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

Properties of Waves Chapter Exam Instructions

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