Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Quiz 3.

Physics quiz on mirrors,reflection, and waves

What is a wave? A wave is a traveling disturbance of coordinated vibrations that transmit energy with no movement of matter.
What are Mechanical waves? Mechanical waves are waves that require a material through which to travel.
What are Electromagnetic waves? Electromagnetic waves propagate along electric and magnetic field lines and to not need a material through which to travel.
What does periodic motion mean? It will repeat itself.
What is a continuous wave? Continuous waves are caused by a repetitive disturbance.
What is a pulse? A single "bump" of a wave
What is the amplitude of a wave? The maximum displacement from the equilibrium.
What is the crest? The crest is the highest point of the wave.
What is the trough? The trough is the lowest point of the wave.
What is that wavelength? The wavelength is the distance between two repetitive points on the wave.
What is frequency? The number of waves that pass a point in space in one second.
What is the equation for frequency? f= 1/t
What is a transverse wave? A transverse wave is a type of mechanical wave. It occurs when the motion of the particles of the medium move perpendicular to the motion of the wave.
What is a longitudinal wave? A longitudinal wave is when the particles of the medium move parallel to the motion of the wave.
What is the electromagnetic spectrum? The range of electromagnetic radiation.
Where do light rays combine? In the additive color wheel.
Where do paints combine? In the subtractive color wheel.
What is reflection? When light bounces off of the boundary of a new material.
What is specular reflection? When light bounces off of a smooth surface.
What is diffuse reflection? When light bounces off of a rough or textured surface.
What is the focal point? The focal point is the point where incoming parallel light rays converge or the point from which they diverge.
What is the focal length? The distance from the mirror to the focal point.
What is refraction? When light is transmitted into a new material.
Created by: lexy828x3
Popular Physics sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards