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Waves & Optics Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. By studying the red and blue shifts of the galaxies, scientists concluded that the universe is

Question 2 2. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

Question 3 3. A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels

Question 4 4. The property of a wave that is defined as the number of oscillations per second is called

Question 5 5. Prisms are usually made out of

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Question 6 6. Which color of light will have the fastest speed when light goes from air to water?

Question 7 7. What is a simple lens?

Question 8 8. What is a compound lens?

Question 9 9. What feature(s) of the compound microscope classify it as being compound?

Question 10 10. We measure wave frequency in

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is true about electromagnetic waves?

Question 12 12. Microwaves are used for

Question 13 13. The visible light spectrum sits between the _____ and _____ regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a pure spectral color?

Question 15 15. As the frequencies of the pure spectral colors increase, the wavelengths of the colors:

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Question 16 16. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

Question 17 17. Which wave parameter measures the time it takes to complete one cycle?

Question 18 18. Which wave parameter can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the frequency?

Question 19 19. Which of the following describes a convex mirror?

Question 20 20. How do you prevent spherical aberration?

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Question 21 21. What is a mirror?

Question 22 22. How does a higher amplitude affect the way you hear a sound?

Question 23 23. How does a higher frequency affect the way you hear a sound?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a property of sound?

Question 25 25. _____ is a bend in the direction of a wave's movement that occurs when a wave enters a new material.

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Question 26 26. Which wave phenomena is depicted in the image?

Question 27 27. All four wave phenomena can be observed when studying what type of waves?

Question 28 28. When light focuses behind the retina and causes difficulty in seeing nearby objects clearly, it is called which one of the following?

Question 29 29. Which structure of the eye is responsible for focusing light onto the retina in the eye?

Question 30 30. In relation to the human eye, what is the definition of accommodation?

Waves & Optics Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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