SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 600: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 600


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.

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