Energy and Waves

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wave
a disturbance that travels through a medium from one location to another
Thermal energy
the sum between kinetic energy and potential energy
amplitude
the distance of the wave from the equilibrium point
equillibrium
resting position
pulse
energy being transferred
Longitudinal Wave
energy that is being passed straight through a medium
Transverse Wave
transfer of thermal energy that moves up and down away from equilibrium
Surface Waves
a combination between longitudinal and transverse waves
Transfer
passing from one thing to another
crest
the height of a wave
wavelength
the distance between the waves
Velocity
how fast a wave is moving; velocity= distance/time
trough
the bottom most part of the wave

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