PhysicsLAB Worksheet
Wave Pulses

Question #1: Two pulses traveling in the same uniform medium approach each other, as shown in the diagram below.
 
 
Which diagram best represents the superposition of the two pulses?
 
 
Question #2: The diagram below represents two pulses approaching each other.
 
 
Which diagram best represents the resultant pulse at the instant the pulses are passing through each other?
 
 
Question #3:
 
 
 
Question #4:
 
 



 
Question #5: As shown in the diagram below, a transverse wave is moving with velocity v along a rope. In which direction will segment X move as the wave passes through it?
 



 
Question #6: The diagram below shows two pulses traveling toward each other in a uniform medium. 
Which diagram best represents the medium when the pulses meet at point X?
 
 
Question #7: The diagram below shows two pulses, A and B, approaching each other in a uniform medium.
Which diagram best represents the superposition of the two pulses?
 



 
Question #8: Two pulses, A and B, travel toward each other along the same rope, as shown below.
 
 
When the centers of the two pulses meet point X, the amplitude at the center of the resultant pulse will be
 
 
Question #9: The diagram below represents two waves of equal amplitude and frequency approaching point P as they move through the same medium.
 
 
As the two waves pass through each other, the medium at point P will
 



 
Question #10:  The diagram below shows two pulses of equal amplitude, A, approaching point P along a uniform string.
 
 
 When the two pulses meet at P, the vertical displacement of the string at P will be
 
 




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