TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Waves, Optics & Sound Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Scientists questioned the wave theory of light when they saw that increasing the light intensity would only increase the _____ of emitted electrons.

Question 2 2. Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

Question 3 3. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

Question 4 4. A series of light waves pass through a 400-nanometer gap in a wall. Which light wave diffracts the MOST?

Question 5 5. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

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Question 6 6. Why is the compound microscope named as such?

Question 7 7. Light traveling from a slower medium to a faster medium will bend _ the normal.

Question 8 8. Diffraction is the bending of waves when they

Question 9 9. Which wave parameter is related to the pitch of a sound?

Question 10 10. The waves you can make with a jump rope would be which type of waves?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following defines wave-particle duality?

Question 12 12. Which wave parameter can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the frequency?

Question 13 13. The mechanics in a telescope mounting that turn the telescope westward to keep it pointed at a star are known as its:

Question 14 14. All sound waves are which type of wave?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of light behaving like a particle?

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Question 16 16. Stars move in a _____ direction in the sky and thus a telescope using an equatorial mount will need to rotate in a _____ direction to follow them as the Earth rotates in a _____ direction:

Question 17 17. By studying the red and blue shifts of the galaxies, scientists concluded that the universe is

Question 18 18. Sound waves in the _____ range are best at traveling over large distances.

Question 19 19. In Snell's Law, the ratio of the indices is related to the inverse ratio of the _ of the angles.

Question 20 20. The index of refraction compares the speed of light in a certain medium with the speed of light in

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Question 21 21. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

Question 22 22. This is a simple kind of mounting where the telescope can move freely sided to side as well as up and down:

Question 23 23. Which part of the microscope do you look through to see a magnified image?

Question 24 24. Which type of electromagnetic waves are used to study the molecular structures of crystalline solids?

Question 25 25. It is useful to think of a photon as a packet of

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Question 26 26. The theory of wave-particle duality states that all matter has properties of

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

Question 28 28. Destructive interference occurs when the crest of one wave lines up with the _____ of another wave.

Question 29 29. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

Question 30 30. This is a process where a mirror's shape is properly maintained through computer-controlled machinery:

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Waves, Optics & Sound Chapter Exam Instructions

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