# Longitudinal Wave: Definition, Parts & Examples

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### Which is the best description of a longitudinal wave?

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### 2. The point in a longitudinal wave in which the medium is most spread out is called what?

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Use this worksheet and quiz to learn about longitudinal waves. You'll need to know how to describe longitudinal waves and recognize them in given examples.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess how well you know how to:

• Identify the point of a longitudinal wave where the medium is the most spread out
• Determine how amplitude is measured
• Explain what frequency is related to on a longitudinal wave

## Skills Practiced

The following study skills will be practiced:

• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about amplitude in a different light
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding frequency and interpret it correctly
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the point in a longitudinal wave where the medium is the most spread out

If you want to gain more information about longitudinal waves, then read this lesson entitled Longitudinal Wave: Definition, Parts & Examples. The lesson covers the following:

• Define wave
• Be able to understand a sound wave
• Recognize the parts of a longitudinal wave
• Understand compression
• Explain frequency and velocity
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