Iona Prep Physics Assignment: Wave Types

Waves 1:

  1. Read pages 470,471
  2. Know, understand, and write in your notebook the definitions of oscillation, longitudinal wave, transverse wave.
  3. Answer the questions below on a piece of paper to be handed in.

Assignment: These questions refer to the animation shown above. (No animals were harmed in the production of the animation!)
1. Would the wave or pulse shown above be called longitudinal or transverse? Explain your reasoning.
2. Waves and pulses carry energy. Is it evident that energy was transported along the rope? Explain your reasoning.

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