The Physics of Waves Part 2

26 Questions covering topics 4.6 to 4.11 of HL physics. Requires knowledge of standing waves and polarization as well as the Doppler effect and resolution including the equations which dictate the observations of these effects.

1. Standing waves are ones which occur due to the superposition of a reflected wave on the original wave

  • True
  • False
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2. Nodes are defined as...?

  • Positions on the wave which experience no net displacement
  • Positions on the wave which experience half the maximum displacement
  • Positions on the wave which experience no displacement
  • Positions on the wave which experience the maximum displacement

3. Antiodes are defined as...?

  • Positions on the wave which experience no net displacement
  • Positions on the wave which experience the maximum displacement
  • Positions on the wave which experience no displacement
  • Positions on the wave which experience half the maximum displacement

4. The three differences between standing waves and progressive waves is that standing waves...?

  • Wave profile DOES NOT move, all the points between the nodes ARE in phase and all the points on the wave experience THE SAME amplitude
  • Wave profile DOES move, all the points between the nodes ARE in phase and all the points on the wave experience THE SAME amplitude
  • Wave profile DOES move, all the points between the nodes ARE NOT in phase and all the points on the wave experience DIFFERENT amplitudes
  • Wave profile DOES move, all the points between the nodes ARE NOT in phase and all the points on the wave experience THE SAME amplitude

5. For a standing wave to form, at least two nodes must be present.

  • False
  • True

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