Waves Unit Review
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by Kelsey Mescher
| 20 Questions
1
1 pt
What type of wave is pictured above?
Transverse
Longitudinal
C
D
2
1 pt
Which are characteristics of a longitudinal wave? Check all that apply
The energy moves parallel to the medium
The waves look like compressions
The waves look like hills and valleys
3
1 pt
What type of wave is shown above?
Transverse
Longitudinal
4
1 pt
Which are characteristics of a transverse wave?
The medium is disturbed perpendicular to the direction energy travels.
The waves look like compressions
The waves look like hills and valleys.
The medium moves up and down while the energy moves right to left.
5
1 pt
Through which medium did the pulse travel faster through?
Snakey
Slinky
6
1 pt
Why did the pulse travel faster through the Snakey?
It had higher tension
It had lower tension
It had the same tension as the slinky
It was skinnier
7
1 pt
Which wave has the highest frequency?
1
2
3
4
8
1 pt
Which wave has the biggest amplitude?
Top
Middle
Bottom
9
1 pt
If the frequency of a wave is increased, what will happen to the wavelength?
Increase
Decrease
Stay the same
10
1 pt
Label both circles, the dotted line and the solid line.
11
1 pt
What happens to the energy of a pulse if the amplitude is DECREASED?
Increases
Decreases
Stays the same
D
12
1 pt
How can you affect the speed of a pulse? Check all that apply.
Change the medium
Change the amplitude/energy
Change the wavelength
Change the tension
13
1 pt
A wave has a wavelength of 0.1 m and a frequency of 200 Hz. Calculate the speed of the wave.
14
1 pt
What is the frequency of a wave with a speed of 200 m/s and a wavelength of 5.5 m?
15
1 pt
Draw the reflection of a pulse that hits a FIXED end.
16
1 pt
Draw the reflection of a pulse that hits a LOOSE end.
17
1 pt
Will the pulses above interfere constructively or destructively?
Constructively
Destructively
18
1 pt
What will the amplitude be when these pulses meet?
1
2
3
4
19
1 pt
Will the pulses interfere constructively or destructively?
Constructively
Destructively
20
1 pt
What will the amplitude be when they meet?
0
1
2
3
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