Second Semester Review

Waves, Sound, Light, Electricity, Special Relativity

 

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1. The time it takes for a vibration to repeat is called its ___.

A. frequency

B. wavelength

C. period

D. amplitude


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Wavelength and Amplitude

Frequency and Period

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2. A mass is hanging at the end of a string and caused to vibrate back and forth as pendulum. The time it takes to vibrate back and forth depends on its ___.

 

A. mass

B. amplitude

C. composition

D. length

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Use the above diagram to respond to questions #3-#7.

3. Which letter represents the amplitude of a wave?

 

4. Which letter represents the wavelength of a wave?

 

5. Which letter represents the maximum displacement a particle experiences during any portion of its vibration?

 

6. Which letter represents the total distance a wave will travel during a period?

 


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Amplitude (#3 and #5)

Wavelength (#4 and #6)

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7. Which type of wave is represented by the diagram?

A. transverse

B. longitudinal

C. sound

D. surface


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Categories of waves

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8. Which of the following units is used to state frequency?

A. seconds

B. meters

C. newtons

D. hertz


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Frequency

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9. If you wished to find the speed of a wave, you could accomplish this by measuring its:

A. amplitude and period

B. wavelength and period

C. wavelength and amplitude

D. frequency and amplitude


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v = f * lambda

Frequency-Period Relationship

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10. A wave passes from a slow medium into one in which it moves fast. Which of the following must increase?

A. period

B. frequency

C. wavelength

D. amplitude


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Wave speed

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11. The speed of a sound wave in air depends most on ____.

A. wavelength

B. amplitude

C. frequency

D. temperature


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Wave speed and the Speed of Sound

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12. Which of the following is not a cause of standing waves?

A. interference

B. resonance

C. reflection

D. refraction


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What is a Standing Wave

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13. In a standing wave, the region that vibrates very little or not at all is called ___.

A. a node

B. an antinode

C. the Doppler region


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Nodes and Antinodes

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14. In a standing wave the distance between successive antinodes represents ____ wavelength(s).

A. 2

B. 1

C. 1/2

D. 1/3


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Nodes and Antinodes

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15. The driver of a car that is moving toward you sounds the car's horn. As a result, the frequency of the horn that you hear is ____ that heard by the driver.

A. higher than

B. lower than

C. the same as


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The Doppler Effect

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16. This phenomenon (in #15) is known as ___.

A. refraction

B. reflection

C. resonance

D. the Doppler effect


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The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves

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