Practice Problems
Wave Fundamentals
Directions:
On this worksheet, you will deal with the fundamental definitions of waves.
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Question 1
A sound wave has a frequency of 466 Hz and travels in air at a speed of 342.4 m/sec. How far apart are any two adjacent wave compressions?
0.73 meters
1.36 meters
1.47 meters
8.08 meters
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Question 2
A fisherman notices that wave crests pass the bow of his anchored boat every 6 seconds. He measures the distance between two wave crests to be 8.2 meters. How fast are the waves traveling?
49.2 m/sec
24.6 m/sec
2.73 m/sec
1.37 m/sec
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Question 3
A wave has a speed of 190 m/sec and a wavelength of 8.2 meters. What is this wave's period?
1.98 x 10
^{2}
seconds
4.32 x 10
^{-2}
seconds
2.32 x 10
^{1}
seconds
1.82 x 10
^{2}
seconds
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Question 4
A sinusoidal wave travels along a string. The time for a particular point to move from maximum displacement to zero is 0.19 seconds. What is the wave's frequency?
1.32 x 10
^{0}
Hz
2.63 x 10
^{0}
Hz
7.6 x 10
^{-1}
Hz
5.26 x 10
^{0}
Hz
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Question 5
If the wavelength is 2.33 meters in
Question 4
, that how fast does the wave energy travel along the string?
3.07 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
6.13 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
1.77 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
1.23 x 10
^{1}
m/sec
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Question 6
Light has a speed in a vacuum of 3 x 10
^{8}
m/s. The frequency of visible light is about 6.51 x 10
^{14}
Hz. What is the approximate wavelength of the light?
2.17 x 10
^{6}
meters
1.54 x 10
^{-15}
meters
2.31 x 10
^{-7}
meters
4.61 x 10
^{-7}
meters
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