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a periodic disturbance in a solid liquid or gas as energy is transmitted through a medium


a physical environment in which a phenomena occurs

transverse wave

a wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling

longitudinal wave

a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of wave motion

waves transfer


a kind of wave that doesnt require a medium

electromagnet waves

a wave that requires a medium

mechanical waves

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