Intro To Waves Homework

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Intro To Waves Homework - Quiz

Complete the homework by answering each of the following questions. You may use your notes from class. Once the assignment is complete, print a report showing your completion record. This report will be submitted in class fpr a grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Waves are created by a vibration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    As a wave moves through a medium, the individual particles of the medium move from the source of the wave to another location some distance away.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Waves are a means of transporting energy from one location to another without actually displacing matter from one location to another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    An ocean wave will transport ocean water from near the middle of the ocean to a location near the shore.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    As mechanical waves move through a medium, particles of the medium undergo a periodic and repeated vibration about a fixed position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Describe how a wave is different than a pulse.
  • 7. 
    Mechanical waves propagate or move through a medium because ________.
    • A. 

      The particles of the medium are able to move along the curved wavelike pathway

    • B. 

      One particle pushes or pulls on the adjacent particle which pushes or pulls on the next particle

    • C. 

      The initial vibration of the medium causes the medium to assume the wavelike shape and this shape subsequently moves from one location to another.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following categories of waves require a medium in order to transport energy from one location to another?
    • A. 

      Mechanical

    • B. 

      Electromagnetic

  • 9. 
     The arrows on the diagrams below represent the direction of particle motion. Diagram A shows a ____ pulse and diagram B shows a ____ pulse.
    • A. 

      Longitudinal, transverse

    • B. 

      Transverse, longitudinal

  • 10. 
    Compare the direction in which particles of the medium vibrate for a longitudinal wave compared to a transverse wave. Reference the diagram in question #9 in your discussion.
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