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a disturbance that transfers energy from one place to another without transferrring matter


materials in which a wave travels

transverse wave

a wave in which the disturbance is perpendicular to the direction the wave travels


highest point on a transverse wave


lowest point on a transverse wave

longitudinal wave

makes the particles in a medium move parallel to the direction that the wave travels


region of a longitudinal wave where particles in the medium are closest together


region of a longitudinal wave where the particles are farthest apart

electromagnetic waves

a wave that can travel through empty space

mechanical wave

a wave that can travel only through matter

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