Properties of Waves
Terms in this set (22)
Frequency & Wavelength
2 properties of waves that are inversely proportional
Frequency & Energy
2 properties of waves that are directly proportional
6 letter word that should be the first thing you think of when you hear waves
Travel best in low density mediums, or no medium at all such as a vacuum
Travel best in high density mediums, an can NOT travel if there is no medium present.
a broad spectrum of light waves classified by different wavelength and frequencies.
sound is nothing more than waves of energy produced by this type of disturbance.
Highest Energy wave, classified by the smallest wavelength and highest frequency of all light waves.
Lowest Energy forms of light, classified by their long wavelengths and low frequencies.
When passing through a medium it vibrates the medium parallel to the direction of the wave
When passing through a medium it vibrates the medium perpendicular to the direction of the wave
Electromagnetic Waves, Transverse Waves
2 Other names for light waves
Longitudinal waves and compressional waves
2 Other names for sound waves
When a wave system spread around a medium interface, resulting in waves with lower amplitude.
Two waves whose amplitude's are in phase resulting in a new higher energy wave
two waves with opposing amplitudes combine producing a new lower energy wave, or could completely cancel out the waves all-together.
Upon striking a medium interface, a wave changes direction in which the wave is sent traveling back through the medium in which it originated.
a change in trajectory of a wave due to a change in medium that results in a change of speed of the wave.
the number of complete wavelengths that pass a point in a given time
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave
Transferred by WAVES
Has both an electric field and a magnetic field
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