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Waves (with speed)
Terms in this set (21)
is a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
A repeated back and forth or up and down motion.
The material through which a wave travels is called a
Gases (air), liquids, solids
Waves that REQUIRE a MEDIUM to transfer energy.
Waves that can travel and transfer energy WITHOUT a medium.
2 lines that cross at a right angle (90 degrees)
Waves that move the medium at right angles (perpendicular) to the direction in which the waves travel
The high part of a transverse wave
The low part of a transverse wave is called a
Waves move the medium parallel to the direction in which the waves travel.
2 lines that will never cross.
Area of longitudinal wave where the coils are close together
Area of longitudinal wave where the coils are spread out, or rarefied
the maximum distance the particles of the medium carrying a wave move away from their rest position.
the distance between two corresponding parts of a wave.
the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time.
how far the wave travels in one unit of time.
Measure rest to crest OR rest to trough
Measure starting point to starting point, crest to crest, OR trough to trough.
Count number of waves and divide it by seconds.
Frequency x wavelength
units: cm/sec or mm/sec
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