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A disturbance that transfers energy through matter or space.
matter through which a wave travels such as solid, liquid, or gas.
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
transverse waves that transfer electrical and magnetic energy (does not need a medium)
the highest point of a transverse wave
the lowest point of a transverse wave
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling (up and down)
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of wave motion (back and forth)
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together.
a part in a longitudinal wave where the particles are spread apart
A wave that occurs at the surface between two mediums.
Maximum distance a wave varies from its rest position
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave
the number of complete wavelengths that pass a point in a given time
the distance a wave travels in a given amount of time (frequency x wavelength)
the unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second