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Longitudinal Wave: Definition, Parts & Examples

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Which is the best description of a longitudinal wave?

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1. Which is NOT an example of a longitudinal wave?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Additional Learning

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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