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a disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space


a substance through which a wave travels

mechanical wave

a wave that REQUIRES A MEDIUM which to travel

electromagnetic wave

a wave that DOES NOT REQUIRE A MEDIUM through which to travel

wave length

distance between two successive identical parts of a wave


the height of a transverse wave; proportional to the energy of the wave

transverse wave

a wave in which the medium moves perpendicular to the direction the wave travels....... all electromagnetic waves; some seismic waves; "the wave"


a wave in which the medium moves parallel to the direction the wave moves..... sound, some seismic waves


part of a longitudinal wave where the medium is PACKED TOGETHER


part of a longitudinal wave where the medium is spread apart

surface wave (water wave)

causes the medium to move in a circular pattern...happens at the surface between two media


the amount of time for one complete wave to pass by a point


# of waves that pass by a poing in one second


the bouncing of a wave as it makes a surface between two media


the bending of a wave as it passes from one medium to another at an angle ofther 90 degrees

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