SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 600: Answer and Explanation
A pulse on a string moves toward and strikes a fixed end as shown. The pulse is
A. reflected and transmitted.
B. reflected and refracted.
C. reflected and reduced.
D. reflected and magnified.
E. reflected and inverted.
Correct Answer: E
The correct answer is (E). The pulse shown strikes a fixed barrier. The wave is reflected and inverted.