Waves Part II Flashcards
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A wave in which the particle displacement is perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation.
A wave in which the particle displacement is parallel to the direction of wave propagation.
Decrease in volume of any object or substance resulting from applied stress.
A decrease in density and pressure in a medium, such as air, caused by the passage of a sound wave
The change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to the source of the wave.
The point of origin of a wave
The person or thing that perceives a sound wave
A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely.
the acceleration toward the center of a rotating object.
A force that acts on a body moving in a circular path and is directed toward the center around which the body is moving.
An apparent force that acts outward on a body moving around a center, arising from the body's inertia.
The rate of change of angular position of a rotating body.
Simple harmonic motion
periodic motion in which the restoring force is proportional to the displacement.
The frequency at which a system oscillates when not subjected to a continuous or repeated external force.
Any effect that tends to reduce the amplitude of oscillations in an oscillatory system
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