Basic Wave Quiz

3 Questions | Total Attempts: 126

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Wave Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is to help you see how your doing with your wave knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are in a boat which is being tossed about by some constant, steady waves. In this scenario, which best describes wavelength?
    • A. 

      The distance from the highest point of the wave to the lowest.

    • B. 

      The distance from the top of one wave to the trough of the next.

    • C. 

      The distance from the top of one wave to the top of the next.

    • D. 

      The distance from the equilibrium position to the peak.

  • 2. 
    You are in a boat which is being tossed about by some constant, steady waves. In this scenario, which best describes equilibrium position?
    • A. 

      The lowest point of the wave

    • B. 

      The highest point of the wave

    • C. 

      Where the water would be in calm seas.

    • D. 

      There is no way to answer this question without further information.

  • 3. 
    A wave is moving through a medium with a wave of 13 m/s. If this wave has a frequency of 7.00 Hz, what is the wavelength? Be careful typing in your answer. Only answers with the correct number of sig figs and units will be accepted.