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 527 Hz and travels in air at a speed of 346.6 m/sec. How far apart are any two adjacent wave compressions?
0.66 meters
1.32 meters
8.74 meters
1.52 meters
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Question 2
A fisherman notices that wave crests pass the bow of his anchored boat every 4 seconds. He measures the distance between two wave crests to be 5.2 meters. How fast are the waves traveling?
20.8 m/sec
1.30 m/sec
2.60 m/sec
10.4 m/sec
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Question 3
A wave has a speed of 260 m/sec and a wavelength of 5.2 meters. What is this wave's period?
2.65 x 10
^{2}
seconds
2.55 x 10
^{2}
seconds
2 x 10
^{-2}
seconds
5 x 10
^{1}
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 0.26 seconds. What is the wave's frequency?
3.85 x 10
^{0}
Hz
9.62 x 10
^{-1}
Hz
1.04 x 10
^{0}
Hz
1.92 x 10
^{0}
Hz
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Question 5
If the wavelength is 2.635 meters in
Question 4
, that how fast does the wave energy travel along the string?
1.01 x 10
^{1}
m/sec
2.74 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
5.07 x 10
^{0}
m/sec
2.53 x 10
^{0}
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 5.66 x 10
^{14}
Hz. What is the approximate wavelength of the light?
1.89 x 10
^{6}
meters
1.77 x 10
^{-15}
meters
5.3 x 10
^{-7}
meters
2.65 x 10
^{-7}
meters
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