Match each word to the sentence where it best fits.
- The distance measured from the top of one wave to the top of the next wave is called the _______.
- A wave that oscillates up and down has a different _______ from a wave that oscillates left and right.
- Sound, light, and the motion of water can all be thought of as a _______.
- When a long rope is oscillated sideways, the wave created along it is a _______ wave.
- Oscillations in ______ waves, such as sound waves, are parallel to the direction the wave travels.
- The lowest part of a wave is called its _______.
- Waves undergoing _______ through a narrow opening will change their direction and the shape of their wavefronts.
- A wave that is passing into a medium, thereby decreasing the wave’s amplitude (and energy), is undergoing _______.
- The top of a wave is also called its _______.
- Waves bounce off of an obstruction in _______.
- When a stone is dropped in a pond, the waves that travel outward from it have a circular _______.
- A wave that changes speed and direction as it passes through a boundary between two regions is undergoing ___________ .
|antinode|| ||constructive interference|
|destructive interference|| ||mode|
|standing wave|| ||superposition principle|
- Noise-canceling headphones take advantage of the _______ of waves to reduce or eliminate repetitious sounds from the surrounding area.
- For a standing wave on a string, the location of no movement is the _______.
- An “A” string can vibrate in one _______ at 440 Hz or another _______ at 880 Hz.
- Two water waves that add together to make a larger wave is an example of _______.
- The amplitudes of waves add together according to the _______.
- Two waves of the same frequency, wavelength, and amplitude can interfere with each other destructively if they have a different _______.
- Two identical waves traveling in opposite directions on a string can create a/an _______.
- On a standing wave, a/an _______ is a point where the oscillations of the medium have their greatest possible amplitude.
- Draw two waves, one with a longer wavelength than the other.
- Draw two waves, one with a larger amplitude than the other.
- Draw two waves, one with a longer period than the other.
- If the frequency of a wave is tripled, what happens to the period of the wave?
- A sound wave with a frequency of 343 Hz has a wavelength of 1.0 m. If the frequency is doubled to 686 Hz, what is the new wavelength?