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a type of mechanical wave in which the wave energy causes matter in the medium to move up and down or back and forth at right angles to the direction the wave travels
a type of mechanical wave in which matter in the medium moves forward and backward along the direction the wave travels
for a transverse wave, the distance from the top of one crest to the top of the next crest, or from the bottom of one trough to the the bottom of the next trough
electromagnetic waves travel faster in a medium with________ atoms in in
fastest in gases and slowest in solids
light does not reflect well from rough surfaces - it will
not be a sharp image because the reflected light scatters in many different directions
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