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Wave quiz

Wave and Light quiz/ Pellegrino

QuestionAnswer
Mechanical waves are created when a source of energy causes a medium to? vibrate
Waves that move the particles of the medium parallel to the direction in which the waves are traveling are called? longitudinal waves
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave is the wave's? wavelength
Which instruments use lenses or mirrors to collect and focus light from distant objects? telescopes
Which electromagnetic waves have the longest wavelengths and lowest frequencies? ultraviolet rays
The maximum distance that the particles of a medium move from the rest position is the? amplitude of the wave
Why do you see lightning from a distant storm before you hear thunder? light travels faster than sound.
The electromagnetic waves with the highest frequencies are called? gamma rays
The range of electromagnetic waves placed in a certain order is called the? electromagnetic spectrum
Electromagnetic waves can transfer energy without a (n) medium
Which waves have some electrical properties and some magnetic properties? electromagnetic waves
In a vacuum, all electromagnetic waves have the same? speed
The highest part of a wave is the? crest
The lowest part of a wave is the? trough
The distance of a wave from one crest to the next crest is the? wavelength
A measure of the number of waves that pass a point in a given amount of time? amplitude
In a transverse wave a rope , the rope moves________________to the direction the wave? right angles or 90 degrees
Waves with the longest wavelength have the _______________frequency . lowest
Waves with the shortest wavelength have the _______________frequency highest
Created by: linda.dillon