Interactive Science Waves Vocabulary
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The height of a transverse wave from the center to a crest or trough.
A point of maximum amplitude on a standing wave.
Stress that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks.
The interference that occurs when two waves combine to make a wave with an amplitude larger than the amplitude of either of the individual waves.
The highest part of a transverse wave.
The interference that occurs when two waves combine to make with an amplitude smaller than the amplitude of either of the individual waves.
the bending of waves around a barrier or through an opening
the ability to do work or cause change
the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time
the unit of frequency
the interaction between waves that meet
A wave that moves the medium parallel to the direction in which the wave travels
a wave that requires a medium through which to travel
the material through which a wave travels
a point of zero amplitude on a standing wave
the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are far apart
the bouncing back of an object or a wave when the ray hits a surface that it does not go through
The bending of waves as they enter a new medium at an angle, caused by a change in speed.
The increase in the amplitude of a vibration that occurs when external vibrations match an object's natural frequency.
A wave that appears to stand in one place even though it is two waves interfering as they pass through each other.
A wave that moves the medium at right angles to the direction in which the wave travels.
The lowest, the lowest part of a transverse wave
A repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion
A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
the distance between the crest of one wave and the crest of the next wave
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