Wave Terminology

Quiz by Kaitlyn Ostrov

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23 questions
• Q1
Which type of wave does not require a medium?
seismic
electromagnetic
mechanical
sound
30s
• Q2
Which type of wave does require a medium?
mechanical
light
electromagnetic
infrared
30s
• Q3
Term for "what the wave travels through"
medium
mechanical
frequency
amplitude
30s
• Q4
term for "intensity or maximum displacement from the rest position, height of the wave"
frequency
amplitude
medium
wavelength
30s
• Q5
Measurement between the 2 troughs or compressions of a wave
frequency
amplitude
period
wavelength
30s
• Q6
The seconds it takes for 1 wave cycle to pass
period
wavelength
amplitude
frequency
30s
• Q7
The number of cycles that pass in 1 second
period
amplitude
frequency
wavelength
30s
• Q8
The unit used to measure frequency
Hertz (Hz)
Gram
Second
Meter
30s
• Q9
A wave that moves perpendicular to the direction of the medium is called a ________ wave
transverse
longitudinal
30s
• Q10
A wave that moves parallel to the direction of the medium is called a _________ wave
transverse
longitudinal
30s
• Q11
Waves transfer ___________ but not __________.
matter, light
matter, energy
energy, matter
sound, energy
30s
• Q12
This image is an example of a __________ wave.
transverse
longitudinal
30s
• Q13
This image is an example of a ____________ wave.
transverse
longitudinal
30s
• Q14
What is represented by #1 in the diagram?
amplitude
crest
trough
wavelength
30s
• Q15
What is represented by #2 in the diagram?
trough
crest
amplitude
wavelength
30s

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