MCAT Physical : Other Wave Properties

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for MCAT Physical

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Example Questions

Example Question #67 : Waves

Which statement is not true for all waves?

Possible Answers:

They can produce interference

Their speed depends on the temperature of the transmitting medium

They can be diffracted

Wavelength is the distance between corresponding points on successive cycles

Correct answer:

Their speed depends on the temperature of the transmitting medium

Explanation:

The speed of sound is dependent on the temperature of the transmitting medium. The speed of light is not.

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