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A disturbance in a solid, liquid or gas as energy is transmitted through a medium
A substance through which a wave can travel
Wave that requires a medium through which to travel. (Sound, surface waves, etc.)
Wave with electric & magnetic fields vibrating at right angles to each other; Does not require a medium to travel.
(light, radio waves, any wave on the E. Spectrum)
Waves in which the particles of the medium vibrate in an up-and-down motion - or perpendicular to the direction of the wave
The highest point of a transverse wave
The lowest point of a transverse wave
Waves in which the particles of the medium vibrate back and forth along the path - or parallel - to the direction of the wave
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles are crowded together
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles are spread apart
Wave that results from the combination of a transverse wave and a longitudinal wave, such as an ocean wave
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