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OCHS waves group 1
Prentice Hall ch 17 vocab, mechanical waves
disturbance in matter that carries energy from one place to another
the material through which a wave travels
highest point above rest position
lowest point below rest position
wave that causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to the direction that the wave travels
area where particles are close together in a longitudinal wave
area where particles are spread out in a longitudinal wave
a wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to the direction the wave travels
wave that travels along a surface separating 2 media
time required for one complete cycle of wave to pass
number of cycles in a given time; measured in Hz
distance between a point on one wave and the same point on the next cycle of the wave
maximum displacement of medium from rest position
the unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second