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Working With Waves

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At every moment of our lives, we are bombarded with waves of _____________________________ Energy
When energy waves are conducted through matter, what actually moves? A) Both matter and energy B) Energy only C) Energy and Wavelength D) Waves and Matter It is only the energy itself that moves
What is the term for the distance between successive energy rises? Wavelength
What is the term for the rate at which energy waves pass? Frequency
Name two things that are important in our perception of energy waves Wavelength and frequency
What type of waves consist of vibrations in matter or molecules? Sound waves
"a chain of vibrating molecules" describes what type of wave? An individual sound wave
Human ears can detect sound waves that vibrate between ____ and ____ times per second 20 and 20,000 times per second
What type of machine uses high-pitched sounds in the same way as a flying bat to create an image built up of echoes? An ultrasound scanner
Light and radio waves are members of what type of wave family? Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic waves are sometimes called what instead of waves? Rays
What type of waves consist of vibrating electric and magnetic fields? Electromagnetic waves
Which type of wave can travel through nothingness? Electromagnetic waves
In light waves, we see different frequencies as what? Different colors
At what speed do electromagnetic waves travel? The speed of light
True or false: waves can communicate meaning True
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