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Superposition principle: Quiz


Question 1: The wave is called a ________, and the equation governing the behavior of the wave is called Schrödinger's wave equation.
Wave functionQuantum stateQuantum mechanicsBra-ket notation

Question 2: In music, theorist ________ used a form of the superposition principle as one basis of his Theory of Rhythm in his Schillinger System of Musical Composition.
Russian EmpireKharkivUkraineJoseph Schillinger

Question 3: For example, in electromagnetic theory, ordinary light is described as a superposition of plane waves (waves of fixed ________, polarization, and direction).
FrequencySoundElectromagnetic radiationOptics

Question 4: In hydrogeology, the superposition principle is applied to the drawdown of two or more water wells pumping in an ideal ________.
Hydraulic conductivityAquiferGroundwaterWater content

Question 5: In some cases, such as in noise-cancelling headphones, the summed variation has a smaller ________ than the component variations; this is called destructive interference.
Measuring instrumentAmplitudeWaveCrest factor

Question 6: In ________, this property is more commonly referred to as additivity.
Set theoryMathematical logicMathematicsGeometry

Question 7: The stimuli and responses could be numbers, functions, vectors, ________, time-varying signals, or any other object which satisfies certain axioms.
Vector calculusVector fieldGradientCurl (mathematics)

Question 8: In ________, a principle task is to compute how a certain type of wave propagates and behaves.
Schrödinger equationQuantum mechanicsIntroduction to quantum mechanicsWave–particle duality

Question 9: The value of this parameter is called the ________ of the wave, and the wave itself is a function specifying the amplitude at each point.
Electrical engineeringMeasuring instrumentAmplitudeCrest factor

Question 10: In ________, in a linear circuit, the input (an applied time-varying voltage signal) is related to the output (a current or voltage anywhere in the circuit) by a linear transformation.
Mechanical engineeringElectronic engineeringComputer engineeringElectrical engineering


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