It is possible to distinguish between the transverse and longitudinal waves by studying the property of :

(1) Interference

(2) Diffraction

(3) Reflection

(4) Polarisation

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Water waves are 

(1) Longitudinal

(2) Transverse

(3) Both longitudinal and transverse

(4) Neither longitudinal nor transverse

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The waves in which the particles of the medium vibrate in a direction perpendicular to the direction of wave motion is known as 

(1) Transverse wave

(2) Longitudinal waves

(3) Propagated waves

(4) None of these

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What is the phase difference between two successive crests in the wave?

(1) π

(2) π/2

(3) 2π

(4) 4π

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A wave of the frequency of 500 Hz has a velocity of 360 m/sec. The distance between two nearest points 60° out of phase, is :

(1) 0.6 cm

(2) 12 cm

(3) 60 cm

(4) 120 cm

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Sound waves of wavelength greater than that of audible sound are called :

(1) Seismic waves

(2) Sonic waves

(3) Ultrasonic waves

(4) Infrasonic waves

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The ratio of masses of nitrogen and oxygen is 14:16. The temperature at which the speed of sound in nitrogen will be same at that in oxygen at 55°C is -

(1) 35°C

(2) 48°C

(3) 65°C

(4) 14°C

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A wavelength 0.60 cm is produced in air and it travels at a speed of 300 ms–1. It will be an 

(1) Audible wave

(2) Infrasonic wave

(3) Ultrasonic wave

(4) None of the above

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An observer standing near the seashore observes 54 waves per minute. If the wavelength of the water wave is 10m then the velocity of a water wave is :

(1) 540 ms-1

(2) 5.4 ms-1

(3) 0.184 ms-1

(4) 9 ms-1

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The equation of a wave is y=2sinπ(0.5x200t), where x and y are expressed in cm and t in sec. The wave velocity is :

(1) 100 cm/sec

(2) 200 cm/sec

(3) 300 cm/sec

(4) 400 cm/sec

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