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A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling
A wave in which the particles move parallel to the direction of wave motion
For a wave or vibration, the maximum displacement on either side of the equilibrium (midpoint) position.
Horizontal distance between the crests or between the troughs of two adjacent waves
Time required for one complete cycle.
Transverse wave wich electric and magnetic field components that are perpendicular to each other and to the direction of wave propagation
A electromagnetic wave that has a wavelength between 390 nm and 750 nm
Reflection of light's law
The angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection
n = speed of light in a vacuum / speed of light in a material
Equation describing the angle of refraction for a light ray passing from one medium to another, given by n₁sinθ₁ = n₂sinθ₂, where n is the index of refraction.
An image that is formed by converging light rays and that can be displayed on a screen.
An image that forms at a location from which light rays appear to come but do not actually come
Rays that are parallel to the principal axis converge to a single point called the focal point F
Ray that are parallel to the principal axis appear to originate from the focal point F after passing through the lenses
1/f = 1/di = 1/do where do is the object distance, di is the image distance and f is the focal length
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