12-3: Properties of Waves
What is a medium?

 

What is a mechanical wave?
 

What is a pulse wave?
 

What is a period wave?
 

What is a transverse wave?
 
 

Draw a transverse wave.  Label the crest, trough, and wavelength.
 
 
 
 

Give three examples of transverse waves (and their medium).
 
 
 

What is a longitudinal wave?
 
 

Draw a longitudinal wave.  Label the crest, trough, and wavelength.
 
 
 
 

Give three examples of longitudinal waves (and their medium).
 
 
 

How do you determine the speed of a wave?
 
 
 

All electromagnetic waves travel through empty space at 3.00 x 10^8 m/s.  What is the wavelength of waves at the following frequencies?
-radio waves: 88.0 MHz
 
 

-visible light: 6.0 x 10^8 MHz
 
 

-X rays at 3.0 x 10^12 MHz
 
 
 


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