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Waves, Sound, and Light Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Both diffuse and specular reflection will cause an object to appear

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

Question 3 3. Which wave parameter measures the spatial distance of one wave cycle?

Question 4 4. Which type of electromagnetic waves are used to study the molecular structures of crystalline solids?

Question 5 5. When looking into the inner surface of a silver spoon, you would see the image of your chin projected

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Question 6 6. The waves you can make with a jump rope would be which type of waves?

Question 7 7. Rainwater on an asphalt road can cause specular reflection if the water

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

Question 9 9. All sound waves are which type of wave?

Question 10 10. When studying the photoelectric effect, scientists observed that _____were emitted from metal in response to a beam of light.

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Question 11 11. The waves with the largest wavelengths are which type of waves?

Question 12 12. The visible light spectrum sits between the _____ and _____ regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Question 13 13. The carotenoids on a yellow bird's feathers absorb all light frequencies except for

Question 14 14. The index of refraction compares the speed of light in a certain medium with the speed of light in

Question 15 15. Which type of EM wave do we utilize to increase the thermal energy of our food?

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Question 16 16. When playing a trumpet, the vibrations made by the lips on the mouthpiece have to match the resonant frequency of

Question 17 17. In constructive interference, the two waves' amplitudes are

Question 18 18. The substance that a sound wave travels through is called the

Question 19 19. Transparency is caused by the _____ of light waves.

Question 20 20. Because a full wave cycle always takes the same amount of time, we say that waves have a _____ nature.

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Question 21 21. Which two parameters can both be measured in meters?

Question 22 22. Sounds in the _____ range are best for reflecting off of small objects.

Question 23 23. The law of reflection states that the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of

Question 24 24. The crests and troughs of a transverse wave are like the compressions and _____ of a longitudinal wave.

Question 25 25. Specular reflection would most likely occur from a

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Question 26 26. While the actual frequency does not change, the apparent frequency may change if the wave source is

Question 27 27. Amplitude is a measure of how much _____ is being carried by a wave.

Question 28 28. Scientists questioned the wave theory of light when they saw that increasing the light intensity would only increase the _____ of emitted electrons.

Question 29 29. On the electromagnetic spectrum, the waves with the highest frequencies have the smallest

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a pure spectral color?

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