PHYSICS WAVE QUESTIONS

SET OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WAVE BEHAVIOUR.

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WHAT IS THE PRINCIPLE OF SUPERPOSITION?
THE IDEA THAT MOTIONS FROM DIFFERENT WAVES ADD TOGETHER.
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WHAT'S AN OSCILLATION?
A REGULARLY REPEATING MOVEMENT.
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DEFINE A TRANSVERSE WAVE.
A WAVE IN WHICH ENERGY IS DISPLACED AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE DIRECTION OF THE WAVE.
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DEFINE A LONGITUDINAL WAVE
A WAVE IN WHICH ENERGY IS DISPLACED IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS THE WAVE.
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WHAT IS A PROGRESSIVE WAVE?
A WAVE THAT CAN BE TRANSVERSE/LONGITUDINAL AND TRAVELS FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER AT A PARTICULAR SPEED.
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WHAT'S A STATIONARY WAVE?
WAVES TRAVELLING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS AT THE RIGHT SPEED AND FREQUENCY CAN SUPERPOSE AND CREATE A WAVE WHICH SEEMS TO BE STATIONARY.
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THE SPEED OF A WAVE EQUALS THE...?
FREQUENCY x WAVELENGTH. (OR DISTANCE / TIME...)
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WHAT DOES THE PHASE OF A WAVE TELL US?
WHERE THE WAVE IS IN ITS CYCLE.
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IF TWO WAVES ARE IN PHASE, THEY ARE?
DOING THE SAME THING AT THE SAME MOMENT.
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IF TWO WAVES ARE IN ANTIPHASE, THEY ARE?
DOING EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE THING AT THE SAME MOMENT.
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GIVE A SYNONYM FOR 'ROTATING CLOCK ARROW'.
PHASOR.
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ONE FULL TURN (360 DEGREES) IS EQUAL TO HOW MANY RADIANS?
2PI RADIAN.
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WHAT'S THE EQUATION FOR CONVERTING DEGREES TO RADIANS?
(THETA / 360) x 2PI
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y (THE HORIZONTAL DISPLACEMENT) ON A ROTATING CLOCK ARROW IS GIVEN BY...?
aSinTHETA (where A is the phasor length).
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WHAT'S AN OSCILLATION?

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A REGULARLY REPEATING MOVEMENT.

Card 3

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DEFINE A TRANSVERSE WAVE.

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Card 4

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DEFINE A LONGITUDINAL WAVE

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Card 5

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WHAT IS A PROGRESSIVE WAVE?

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