# Diffraction: Definition, Equation & Examples

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### In which of the following scenarios is a traveling wave most likely going to diffract?

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### 2. For a sound wave, wave intensity correlates most closely to _____.

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Diffraction describes the actions of sound waves as they travel from a source to our ears. Test your comprehension of this effect by utilizing this quiz and worksheet. In addition to solving wavelength word problems, gauge your understanding of diffraction concepts like traveling waves and wave intensity.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools ask you to answer questions and solve problems related to the following:

• Diffraction of traveling waves
• Wavelength of a microwave
• Wave intensity
• Colors and diffraction patterns
• Wavelength of light

## Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet and quiz to practice the following skills:

• Problem solving - use knowledge acquired in the lesson to solve practice problems associated with wavelength
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the diffraction of waves and interpret it correctly
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sound waves and wave intensity

The lesson associated with this quiz and worksheet is called Diffraction: Definition, Equation & Examples. Reviewing this lesson can help you learn more about diffraction and the following:

• The definition of oscillation
• Why wavelength is difficult to measure
• How the terms monochromatic and coherent apply to waves
• The meaning of a diffraction grating
• How line density relates to wavelength
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