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Mini-Quiz: Pulse Waves

by Ron Kurtus

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. How do you create a pulse wave in a Slinky?

Drop it in a pool of water

Swing the Slinky above your head

Give one end a quick push

2. What makes a pulse wave a wave packet?

It has some sub-harmonic crests

It is packaged in a container

It is a square waveform

3. Where is the shock wave with respect to a supersonic aircraft?

It is inside the aircraft

It circles the aircraft

It precedes the aircraft

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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