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a repeated disturbance caused by vibrations that transfers energy from place to place
The material through which a wave travels is called a
Gases (air), liquids, solids
Waves that require a medium are called
Waves that move the medium at right angles 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
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. (crest-to-crest, trough-to-trough)
the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time.