Waves: Components, Types & Parameters

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What is a wave?

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1. The distance from peak to peak on an X-Y graph is what component of a wave?

2. The distance from trough to trough on a position-time graph is what component of a wave?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these assessments, you'll be quizzed on waves. See what you know about key topics like a definition of a wave and the component of a wave characterized by the distance from peak to peak on an X-Y graph.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Distance from trough to trough on a position-time graph
  • Ways in which waves are classified
  • A wave's frequency

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define a wave and the frequency of a wave
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the classification of waves and the component of a wave characterized by the distance from peak to peak on an X-Y graph
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the distance from a trough to another trough on a position-time graph

Additional Learning

To learn more, follow along via the lesson entitled Waves: Components, Types & Parameters. These key points will be discussed in greater detail:

  • Examples of waves
  • Rest position
  • Transverse waves
  • Compression and rarefaction
  • Traveling waves and standing waves
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