Questions on Waves
- What is a wave?
(a la Norman Rockwell)
- What is the difference between a rumor and a
- Is a "heat wave" a physical wave?
- What is a transverse wave? What is a
longitudinal wave? Give an example of each.
- How does a sound you make travel in air? How does it
travel in a "cup telephone"?
- What is wavelength? How is it related to the
speed and frequency?
- What is interference effect? Give an example of
- Could waves of different amplitude interfere?
How about waves of different frequency?
- What is a standing wave?
- What are beats? How are they generated?
- What is the diffraction effect? When is it most
- What happens in diffraction from an aperture
when its size decreases? increases?