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Waves Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The electromagnetic waves that cause sunburn are

Question 2 2. Light traveling from a slower medium to a faster medium will bend _ the normal.

Question 3 3. Mosquitoes and some snakes find their food using vision in the _____ range.

Question 4 4. Standing waves can only occur in a medium that is

Question 5 5. The carotenoids on a yellow bird's feathers absorb all light frequencies except for

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Question 6 6. Both diffuse and specular reflection will cause an object to appear

Question 7 7. What would the distance between two compressions of a longitudinal wave represent?

Question 8 8. It is useful to think of a photon as a packet of

Question 9 9. Which wave parameter measures the time it takes to complete one cycle?

Question 10 10. Waves originate from:

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Question 11 11. Diffraction is the bending of waves when they

Question 12 12. While the actual frequency does not change, the apparent frequency may change if the wave source is

Question 13 13. Sunscreen is _____ to visible light waves and _____ to ultraviolet light.

Question 14 14. The separation of white light through a prism happens because each frequency (color) is _ at a different angle.

Question 15 15. Resonance of sound waves results in

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Question 16 16. Which wave parameter can be found by multiplying the wavelength by the frequency?

Question 17 17. A sonic boom is produced when an airplane travels

Question 18 18. What are the two components of an EM wave?

Question 19 19. Which type of medium do Electromagnetic waves need to travel?

Question 20 20. When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

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Question 21 21. If 100% of the light frequencies resonate with the electrons of an object, then the object will exhibit

Question 22 22. Sound waves in the _____ range are best at traveling over large distances.

Question 23 23. The crests and troughs of a transverse wave are like the compressions and _____ of a longitudinal wave.

Question 24 24. Which two parameters can both be measured in meters?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a pure spectral color?

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Question 26 26. A series of light waves pass through a 400-nanometer gap in a wall. Which light wave diffracts the MOST?

Question 27 27. Scientists questioned the wave theory of light when they saw that increasing the light intensity would only increase the _____ of emitted electrons.

Question 28 28. Which type of electromagnetic waves are used to study the molecular structures of crystalline solids?

Question 29 29. The normal is an imaginary line that is

Question 30 30. Chlorophyll is a plant pigment that absorbs all frequencies of light except for

Waves Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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