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Physics 7C: Transverse & Longitudinal Waves

Quiz by Sherry Felux-Bell

High School
Physics (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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112.39.c.7.c

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  • Q1
    Which of the following would be the best physical demonstration of a transverse wave?
    The back and forth, lengthwise oscillation in a Slinky (compressions)
    The pattern of movement in bumper to bumper traffic. (stop-go-stop-go)
    Taking a chain on the ground and oscillating it side to side
    A grandfather clock alarm is chiming the hour
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  • Q2
    Which type of waves have a combination of both longitudinal and transverse motion?
    Electromagnetic waves
    Water waves
    x ray waves
    Light waves
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  • Q3
    Which type of wave has longitudinal (compressional) motion?
    x ray waves
    Sound waves
    Light waves
    Electromagnetic waves
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  • Q4
    A sound wave is propagating through the air from left to right as shown in the diagram below. The wave in the diagram above can best be described as ―
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    transverse
    pulse
    electromagnetic
    longitudinal (compressional)
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  • Q5
    We are able to identify each of the different types of waves of the electromagnetic spectrum is based on their...
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    Frequency
    Phase
    Amplitude
    wave speed (Velocity)
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  • Q6
    A class of students on a field trip to the space museum came across the image above. Their teacher asked four of the students to present one fact about the electromagnetic spectrum as it would relate to outer space. Which student(s) presented correct information?
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    none of the students were correct
    Student B, Student C, and Student D
    Student C and Student D
    Student A and Student C
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  • Q7
    The amplitude of two light waves (Light Wave A and Light Wave B) as a function of time are shown below. Refer to the information and graphs shown above. Compare the period of time for Light Wave A to that of Light Wave B. Light Wave A has a period of time that is ―
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    one-fourth the period of time for Light Wave B
    the same as the period of time for Light Wave B
    twice the period of time for Light Wave B
    one-half the period for Light Wave B
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  • Q8
    Refer to the above information and graphs. Compare the frequency of Light Wave A to that of Light Wave B. Light Wave A has a frequency that is ―
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    one-half the frequency of Light Wave B
    the same frequency as Light Wave B
    one-fourth the frequency of Light Wave B
    twice the frequency of Light Wave B
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