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Consists of changing electric and magnetic fields in space.
The particles of the wave move parallel to the direction that the wave is moving.
Waves that can only travel through a medium.
The highest points of a transverse wave.
The matter through which a wave can travel.
The particles move perpendicular to the direction that the wave is traveling.
The lowest points of a transverse wave.
Place where particles of a longitudinal wave are close together.
Place where particles of a longitudinal wave are farther apart.
A measurement from one crest to the next on a transverse wave, or from compression to compression on a longitudinal wave.
Half of the height from one trough to the next crest.
The amount of waves that pass a certain point in a given period of time; measured in hertz.
Allows doctor's to easily look through skin to examine bones
Causes water molecules to vibrate and cooks food
Used by an oncologist (a physician that studies and treats cancer) Highest frequency.
TV broadcast signal
Lamp used to warm a baby chick
Can cause sunburn from a tanning bed
the ability to do work; usable heat or power
strength or energy exerted; resistance
the bouncing back of waves as they hit a medium
the bending or turning of a wave when it bounces from one medium to another with a different density
the bending or turning of a wave when it encounters an obstacle such as an edge or hole
a traveling disturbance that carries energy from one place to another
to take in
to cause to pass through space or a medium
the entire range of electromagnetic radiation arranged by amount of energy
the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be seen with the human eye
a type of wave motion that starts out as the vibration of a medium
the light-sensitive membrane that lines the back of the eyeball connected to the brain by the optic nerve
the tough protective covering of the eye that protects the eyeball
transparent structure behind the eye that focuses light on the retina
the opening in the center of the eye that allows light to enter the eye
the nerve that carries messages to the brain from the retina
rod-shaped cells in the retina which allow for seeing in dim light
cone-shaped cells in the retina which allow for seeing colors and in bright light
a rapid back and forth motion
the highness or lowness of a sound
extreme strength or force