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Waves and Vibrations
the high point of a wave
the lowest part of a wave
(physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave
the number of occurrences within a given time period (usually 1 second)
the unit of frequency
a wave that moves the medium in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the wave travels
A wave in which the vibration is in the same direction as that in which the wave is traveling
A pattern formed by the overlapping of two or more waves that arrive in a region at the same time.
the interference that occurs when two waves combine to make a wave with a larger amplitude
Addition of two waves when the crest of one overlaps the trough of another, so that their individual effects cancel each other.
Out of Phase
The crests of one wave overlap the troughs of another to produce regions of zero amplitude
when the peaks and troughs of a pair of waves occur at the same time and in the same location
a wave pattern that results when two waves of the same frequency, wavelength, and amplitude travel in opposite directions and interfere
Point of minimum displacement in a standing wave.
Point of maximum displacement in a standing wave.
change in the apparent frequency of a wave as observer and source move toward or away from each other
motion induced shift in light wavelength due to objects moving closer to the observer
the change in the wavelength of light due to an object moving away from the observer.
The V-shaped wave produced by an object moving on a liquid surface faster than the wave speed.
The cone-shaped disturbance created by an object moving at supersonic speed.
an explosive sound caused by the shock wave of an something traveling faster than the speed of sound