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A Disturbance or variation which travels though a medium
Wave
The point on a wave with the maximum value or upward displacement within a cycle
Crest
The opposite of a crest; the minimum or lowest point in a cycle
Trough
The duration of time it takes for a wave to complete one cycle of oscillation.
Period
How many waves are made per time interval. This is usually described as how many waves are made per second, or as cycles per second.
Frequency
Highest or lowest possible measurement of displacement of the wave from equilibrium.
Amplitude
The distance between any two adjacent corresponding locations on the wave train. Represented by the Greek character lambda
Wavelength
The adding of the amplitude of two or more waves "combining" at a point in space
Interference
A substance or material that carries the wave
Medium
The set of points in space reached by a wave or vibration at the same instant as the wave travels through a medium
Wave Front
A term denoting the straight line along which light or another type of wave propagates from its source.
Ray
The position of the medium when no wave is present.
Equilibrium
The maximum positive displacement from the undisturbed position of the medium to the top of a crest.
Amplitude
In a standing wave, points along the medium which appear to be standing still.
Nodes
In a standing wave, points along the medium which undergo vibrations between a large positive and and large negative displacement.
Antinodes
In the First Harmonic (with one closed and one open end), Length = ?
1/4 Wavelength
In the Second Harmonic (with one closed and one open end), Length = ?
3/4 Wavelength
In the Third Harmonic (with one closed and one open end), Length = ?
1 1/4 Wavelength
In the First Harmonic (With two closed ends), Length = ?
1/2 wavelength
In the First Harmonic (with two open ends), Length = ?
1/2 Wavelength
The principle that any point on a wave front of light may be regarded as the source of secondary waves and that the surface that is tangent to the secondary waves can be used to determine the future position of the wave front.
Huygen's Principle
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