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Optics first quiz

What is a wave? disturbance transferring energy from one point to another without transferring matter.
What is the highest point in a wave Crest
What is a crest Highest point in a wave
What is a trough? Lowest point in a wave
What is the lowest point in a wave? Trough
What is the level of water called, with no waves? Rest position
What is a wavelength? Distance from one point to another similar point in a wave
What is the standard symbol for wavelength? backwards h
What is an amplitude? Wave height from rest position to crest or trough
What is a frequency Rate of repetition of a wave
What is the symbol for frequency; what is it measured in? f; hertz
What is the general wave equation? v=f x y(upside down)
Light complex form of energy which has properties of both particles and waves
What is the symbol for the speed of light? c
What is the equation for the speed of light? c-f x d (where c=3.0 x 10 to the eight power m/s)
What does the term electromagnetic mean? used to describe light, which is made up of oscillating electric and magnetic fields.
what is the term which describes light, which is made up of oscillating electric and magnetic fields? Electromagnetic
What is made up of oscillating electric and magnetic fields? Light
Created by: Manchari
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