Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion


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Which wave parameter measures the height of the crest of a wave?

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1. The portion between two successive wave crests or troughs is called the

2. A wave transfers _____ from one location to another.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your understanding of the properties of waves and vibrations will be assessed in this quiz and worksheet. The quiz will assess your understanding of various components and properties of a wave as well as the relationship between waves and energy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test your ability to explain:

  • Which wave parameter measures crest height
  • What the portion between two wave crests is called
  • Where waves originate
  • What describes the nature of a wave cycle

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of wave parameters
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sound in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast energy and matter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding vibrations and waves

Additional Learning

Learn more about the relationship of waves and vibrations to energy and motion in this interactive lesson on Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion. Topics include

  • Defining vibrations
  • Defining waves
  • Understanding the wave cycle
  • Identifying wave properties