When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a
What is the frequency of a wave?
In observing two interfering waves, the amplitude of the resulting wave can be found at every point using the principle of
The carotenoids on a yellow bird's feathers absorb all light frequencies except for
If 100% of the light frequencies resonate with the electrons of an object, then the object will exhibit
When playing a trumpet, the vibrations made by the lips on the mouthpiece have to match the resonant frequency of
Which of the following has the highest energy?
Of the following choices, a sound wave would travel fastest in a
The distance from peak to peak on an X-Y graph is what component of a wave?
In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are
Which of the following represents the six spectral colors in order of increasing frequency?
Red, yellow, blue, orange, green, and violet
Red, orange, green, yellow, blue, and violet
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet
Violet, blue, green, orange, yellow, and red
Violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red
Specular reflection would most likely occur from a _____.
What is the angle of refraction for light entering water from air when the light strikes the water at 20° to the normal? The index of refraction of air is 1 and 1.33 for water.
Opacity is caused by the _____ of light waves.
As the frequencies of the pure spectral colors increase, the wavelengths of the colors:
Which of the following is NOT a source of visible light?
The law of reflection states that the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of
On the electromagnetic spectrum, the waves with the highest frequencies have the smallest
By studying the red and blue shifts of the galaxies, scientists concluded that the universe is
The index of refraction compares the speed of light in a certain medium with the speed of light in
Sunscreen is _____ to visible light waves and _____ to ultraviolet light.
Destructive interference occurs when the crest of one wave lines up with the _____ of another wave.
Sound waves in the _____ range are best at traveling over large distances.
Amplitude is a measure of how much _____ is being carried by a wave.
Which of the following is NOT a pure spectral color?
A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels
Chlorophyll is a plant pigment that absorbs all frequencies of light except for
The electromagnetic waves that cause sunburn are
Which scale is used to measure the intensity of sound?
What is a wave?
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