18 terms

Light Waves

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absorb
to take in
amplitude
the maximum height of a wave
emit
to give off
energy
the ability to make things move or change
frequency
the number of peaks of a wave that pass in a second
light
a type of wave that carries energy from one place to another, even through empty space
light source
an object that emits light
matter
anything that has mass and takes up space
molecule
a group of atoms joined together in a particular way
rate
how often or fast something happens
reflect
to bounce off without absorbing
spectrum
a range of wavelengths
transmit
to pass through
ultraviolet
a type of invisible light that is beyond violet on the spectrum
visualize
to form a mental picture of something that cannot be seen
wave
a pattern that describes how energy is carried from one place to another
waveform
a curved line that shows the characteristics of a wave
wavelength
the distance from one peak of a wave to the next
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