What is Amplitude? - Definition & Frequency


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A standard tuning fork uses a sound that travels through air at a frequency of 440 Hz. What is the amplitude of the sound wave emitted into the air by the tuning fork at room temperature.

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1. Which of the following is a FALSE statement?

2. Which one of the following statements is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you evaluate your understanding of amplitude and frequency. You will be assessed on how these wave parameters change in various situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Define amplitude
  • Examine the relationship between amplitude and frequency
  • Understand why amplitude rises and falls
  • Recognize the impact of the medium of propagation

Skills Practiced

Students practice the following skills in these practice assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding change in amplitude and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding wave parameters
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about amplitude and frequency

Additional Learning

To learn more about concepts related to amplitude and frequency, read through the related lesson called What Is Amplitude? - Definition & Frequency. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define amplitude, frequency and medium of propagation
  • Examine practice examples of waves
  • Understand the significance of wave amplitude