ICP Waves (Chapter 15) 2017 Version
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A form of moving energy that propagates through space or matter.
A wave that occurs in matter (the matter is called the wave's medium).
electromagnetic (EM) wave
A wave that can move through empty space (and sometimes passes through matter, too).
mechanical waves (examples)
earthquakes (through Earth), ocean waves (through water), sound waves (through air)
electromagnetic (EM) waves (examples)
EM waves given off by the vibrations of atoms (heat).
The EM waves detected by heat-vision goggles.
When an object or wave hits a surface through which it cannot pass, it bounces back.
The bending of a wave as it moves from one substance to another.
the bending of waves around an edge or corner (also occurs when waves pass through a narrow opening)
occurs when two waves line up combine to make a wave with a larger amplitude
occurs when two waves are at opposite heights and combine to cancel out partly or entirely
light from a mirror, echoes
glasses/contact lenses, a straw looks broken when you look at it in a glass
sounds can be heard from behind an object, light will spread out to fill up a room
constructive interference (examples)
sonic boom, rogue wave (dangerously high, unusual wave that is 2x as high as other nearby waves because constructive interference happened to line up)
destructive interference (examples)
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