Wave Properties

6 Questions
Wave Properties

Waves is cause by vibrations or oscillations. Can either be a Mechanical waves which require a medium to travel eg. Sound wave or Electromagnetic waves which do not require a medium to travel.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Figure A :The vibration of the particles of the medium is ____________ to the motion of the wave.  
  • 2. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      The direction of propagation of longitudinal wave is perpendicular to the direction of vibration of particles.

    • B. 

      An example of transverse wave is sound wave.

    • C. 

      The direction of propagation of transverse wave is perpendicular to the direction of vibration of particles.

  • 3. 
    The diagram shows ripples produced by a vibrating spherical dipper. classify point P.Q,R,S,T, and U into two groups that formed specified wavefronts.
    • A. 

      P, Q, Rand S,T,U

    • B. 

      P,Q T and R, S, U

    • C. 

      P,T,U and Q, S, R

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      The direction of wave propagation is perpendicular to the wavefront.

    • B. 

      The direction of wave propagation is parallel to the wavefront.

    • C. 

      The direction of wave propagation is in the opposite direction of the wavefront.

  • 5. 
    The diagram  shows a tranverse wave. The amplitude and wavelength are represented by...
    • A. 

      Amplitude - RS ; Wavelength - PQ

    • B. 

      Amplitude - Op ; Wavelength - RP

    • C. 

      Amplitude - RP ; Wavelength - OQ

    • D. 

      Amplitude - OQ ; Wavelength - PS

  • 6. 
    The diagram shows three compression areas of a slinky spring. What is the wavelength?
    • A. 

      1 cm

    • B. 

      3 cm

    • C. 

      6 cm

    • D. 

      12 cm