Physics Exam One

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What are P waves?
Longitudinal, fast moving, travel only through liquids and solids
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What are examples of transverse waves
Light and electromagnetic radiation
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What are S waves?
Transverse, slow moving, travel through solids only
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An example of a transverse wave
Sound
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What is the order of the electromagnetic spectrum?
Radio, Microwave, Infrared, Visable, Ultraviolet, X-ray, Gamma Ray
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What is diffraction?
Diffraction is the spreading out of waves when they pass through a gap.
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What is refraction?
Sound waves and light waves change speed when they pass across the boundary between two substances with different densities, such as air and glass. This causes them to change direction and this effect is called refraction.
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What are examples of transverse waves

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Light and electromagnetic radiation

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What are S waves?

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An example of a transverse wave

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What is the order of the electromagnetic spectrum?

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