Transverse Wave: Definition, Parts & Examples


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Which of these is the correct definition of a transverse wave?

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1. The lowest point that a wave can reach is known as which one of the following?

2. The vertical distance from the center line to a peak, or from the center line to a trough, is called what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet covers the various features of transverse waves and will ask you to identify those features. Some key terms that you should know include amplitude and wavelength.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your understanding of the following:

  • The definition of transverse wave
  • Examples of transverse waves
  • Features of waves

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as transverse wave and longitudinal wave
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as time period and wavelength
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about features of a transverse wave

Additional Learning

Explore waves in more detail by reviewing our lesson named Transverse Wave: Definition, Parts & Examples. The following lesson will help you:

  • Distinguish between the properties of transverse and longitudinal waves
  • Label features of a wave
  • Understand how waves are categorized