A characteristic common to sound waves and light waves is that they
What type of wave is illustrated by the diagram? What type of wave is illustrated by the diagram?
A transverse wave moves to the right through a medium. Which diagram best represents the motion of the molecules of the medium due to the wave motion?
The type of wave represented by a Slinky is a
The change in the direction of a wave when it enters a new medium is called
As a longitudinal wave travels horizontally, the particles of the medium vibrate
Which is an example of a longitudinal wave?
Which distance identifies the amplitude of the given wave?
Which distance represents the wavelength of the wave?
Which distance represents the amplitude of the wave?
Which letter represents the crest of the wave?
Which letter represents the trough of the wave?
The diagram below shows straight wave fronts passing through an opening in a barrier. This wave phenomenon is called,
Which diagram best represents the phenomenon of refraction?
Which diagram best represents the phenomenon of reflection?
Which diagram best represents the phenomenon of diffraction?
Regions in a sound wave where particles are farthest apart are called
Regions in a sound wave where particles are closest together are called
Two battery-operated horns of different frequency are placed in a bell jar and the air is removed from the jar. Which statement is true?
A pencil appears to be bent at a point where it enters the water in a beaker. This phenomenon is called
In a transverse wave, particles will move
When you measure wavelength, you must measure
Frequency is measured in
Which type of energy is transferred by vibrational waves?
The diagram represents a person looking at a fish in the water. The actual position of the fish is different from the apparent position of the fish because as light travels from the water into the air, the light is
Which diagram represents electromagnetic energy with the shortest wavelength?
As air is pumped from the vacuum jar, the sound level of the ringing bell will decrease until it can no longer be heard. This happens because air must be present in the jar in order for
Skiers often wear sunglasses while they are skiing because snow
Which of the following is the best example of a wave?
Which feature best distinguishes one form of electromagnetic energy from another?
As you watch a 4thof July fireworks display, why do you hear the noise a few seconds later after you see the color display?
Denise was driving east over a hill in the afternoon, shortly after a rain shower. Suddenly the sun broke through the clouds, and she saw a rainbow ahead of her. Which of the following made the rainbow possible?
The two waves are traveling at the same speed. Which statement best describes the difference between the waves?
Which of the following graphs best represents the relationship of the frequency of an electromagnetic wave to its wavelength?
All waves carry ________ as they travel from one place to another.
Which wave in the diagram has the greatest wavelength?
Which wave in the diagram has the greatest frequency?
A rainbow forms when white light separates into different colors during?
What does this image describe ?
When an ambulance move TOWARD you it sounds ________ pitched.
When the car moves AWAY from you, its horn seems...
What is the name of a material in which waves travel through?