Wave Basics Quiz

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What is a wave?

A disturbance which carries energy from one location to another.

What do most waves need to travel through?

A medium (air, water, ground, etc).

How do particles in the medium move when a wave pulse propagates through it?

Back and forth.

What is the equilibrium in transverse waves?

The undisturbed surface of the medium.

What is the wavelength of a wave?

The length of the wave (between two crests or two troughs).

How do particles in the medium move in longitudinal waves?

Parallel to the direction of the wave pulse.

Test your knowledge of wave basics with this quiz covering types of waves and their characteristics, including transverse waves, wave pulses, oscillation of particles, and periodic movement.

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