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  • 1. Name:__________________________ Period_______ Date:__________________ WAVE PROPERTIES 1. The direction in which a transverse wave travels is a. in the same direction as the disturbance b. toward the disturbance c. from the disturbance downward d. at right angles to the disturbance 2. An example of a longitudinal wave is a a. water wave b. stadium wave c. sound wave d. rope wave 3. Which statement best defines a wave medium? a. the material through which a wave travels b. a point half-way between the crest and trough of a wave c. the distance from one wave crest to the next d. the speed at which waves travel in water 4. As you increase the amplitude in a longitudinal wave, you also increase the a. frequency b. wavelength c. speed d. energy 5. To identify the amplitude in a longitudinal wave, you would look for areas of a. reflection b. compression c. crests d. refraction 6. Which statement describes the relationship between frequency and wavelength? a. When frequency increases, wavelength increases. b. When frequency increases, wavelength decreases. c. When frequency increases, wavelength remains constant. d. When frequency increases, wavelength varies unpredictably. 7. For wave refraction to take place, a wave must a. increase in velocity b. enter a new medium c. increase in frequency d. merge with another wave
  • 2. 8. Which setup in a wave tank would enable you to demonstrate diffraction.a. water onlyb. water and sandc. water and food coloringd. water and a barrier with a small gap9. Two waves come together and interact to form a new, smaller wave. This process is calleda. destructive interferenceb. constructive interferencec. reflective interferenced. positive interference10. At what speed is the wave below traveling if it has a frequency of 2 wavelengths/s? 1.2 m11. An ocean has a wavelength of 9m and a frequency of 0.42 wavelengths/s. What is the wave’s speed?12. Suppose a sound wave has a frequency of 10,000 wavelengths/s. The wave’s speed is 340 m/s. Calculate the wavelength of this sound wave.13. A water wave is traveling at a speed of 2.5 m/s. The wave has a wavelength of 4m. Calculate the frequency of this water wave.

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