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a complete back-and-forth motion of an object.
Name two types of mechanical waves.
transverse and longitudinal
Which type of wave contains compressions and rarefactions?
What is a Wave?
a disturbance that travels from one place to another transporting energy
a type of material through
which a wave travels (solids, liquids or gasses)
What are 3 types of media a mechanical wave can travel through?
solids, gases, and liquids
cycles per second. How many waves can pass a given point per second, measured in Hertz (Hz)
In order from fast to slow name the mediums through which waves travel through
solids, liquids and gases
the speed at which a wave travels through a medium. (frequency x wavelength)
waves that require a medium through which to travel
Which type of wave moves in an up and down motion?
What type of wave moves parallel to the wave energy?
maximum distance a wave varies from its rest position, or the normal line.
the distance from two corresponding (or the same) parts of a wave.
Crest (#5 IN PICTURE)
highest point of a wave
Trough (#2 IN PICUTRE)
lowest point of a wave.
the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together.
the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are farther apart.
example of transverse wave
Example of a compressional wave
4 properties of waves
amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed
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