How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

Study sets matching "term:longitudinal wave = a wave in which the medium vibrates in a direction parallel (longitudinal) with the direction in which the wave travels."

Study sets
Classes
Users

Study sets matching "term:longitudinal wave = a wave in which the medium vibrates in a direction parallel (longitudinal) with the direction in which the wave travels."

8 terms
Longitudinal waves
Longitudinal wave
Longitudinal wave
Longitudinal wave
Longitudinal wave
Waves where the disturbance moves in the same direction as th…
Longitudinal wave
Longitudinal wave
9 terms
Transverse or Longitudinal wave.
longitudinal wave
transverse wave
longitudinal wave
surface wave
a sound wave
the wave created by moving the end of a spring toy up and down.
the wave created by moving the end of spring toy back and for…
an ocean wave
longitudinal wave
a sound wave
transverse wave
the wave created by moving the end of a spring toy up and down.
12 terms
Transverse vs Longitudinal Wave
Transverse
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Transverse
Particles move perpendicular to direction of wave.
Particles move parallel to direction of wave.
Sound Wave
Electromagnetic Waves
Transverse
Particles move perpendicular to direction of wave.
Longitudinal
Particles move parallel to direction of wave.
6 terms
properties of waves
two types of waves
a wave in which the particles move per…
a wave in which the particles of the m…
a part of the longitudinal wave where…
transverse waves and longitude waves
transverse wave
longitudinal wave
compression
two types of waves
transverse waves and longitude waves
a wave in which the particles move per…
transverse wave
6 terms
Properties of Waves
transverse waves and longitudinal waves
longitudinal wave
transverse wave
compression
two types of waves:
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
a wave in which the particles move perpendicularly to the dir…
the part of a longitudinal wave where parts crowd together
transverse waves and longitudinal waves
two types of waves:
longitudinal wave
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
23 terms
Wave energy medium
wave
energy
medium
mechanical wave
Horizontal distance between the crests or between the troughs…
Is the ability to do work
Material through which a wave travels
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
wave
Horizontal distance between the crests or between the troughs…
energy
Is the ability to do work
9 terms
Making Waves Comparing Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
transverse wave
longitudinal wave
wavelength
frequency
A wave in which the vibration is at right angles to the direc…
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
The distance between crests and troughs of waves, such as tho…
the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a cer…
transverse wave
A wave in which the vibration is at right angles to the direc…
longitudinal wave
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
7 terms
study guide
transverse and longitudinal
transverse
sound
longitudinal
2 types of waves:__________,____________
a wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
example of longitudinal waves:
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
transverse and longitudinal
2 types of waves:__________,____________
transverse
a wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
7 terms
waves vocab and wave diagram
wave
longitudinal wave
transverse wave
longitudinal wave example
disturbance that carries energy through matter or space
vibration of the medium is parallel to the direction the wave…
wave that causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to dir…
a slinky
wave
disturbance that carries energy through matter or space
longitudinal wave
vibration of the medium is parallel to the direction the wave…
13 terms
Wave Excitement
wave
medium
transverse wave
compressional / longitudinal wave
transmission of energy through a medium
what the wave travels through
A wave in which the vibration is at right angles to the direc…
A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to th…
wave
transmission of energy through a medium
medium
what the wave travels through
9 terms
Wave Parts
Wave
oscillate
amplitude
wavelength
Repeating movements of energy through matter
to move back and forth
Half of the wave height
Distance from crest to crest or trough to trough
Wave
Repeating movements of energy through matter
oscillate
to move back and forth
16 terms
Longitudinal and Transverse Waves
amplitude
crest
trough
transverse waves
Height of a wave.
Highest point of a wave.
Lowest point of a wave
Waves where particles vibrate in a different direction (perpe…
amplitude
Height of a wave.
crest
Highest point of a wave.
15 terms
Basic Wave Vocabulary
energy
wave
mechanical wave
electromagnetic wave
the capacity to do work
a periodic disturbance in a solid, liquid, or gas
a wave that requires a medium
a wave that consists of electric and magnetic fields that vib…
energy
the capacity to do work
wave
a periodic disturbance in a solid, liquid, or gas
11 terms
Wave Vocabulary
Wave
Energy
Medium
Mechanical Wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
the ability to do work or cause change.
the material through which a wave travels.
a wave that requires a medium through which to travel.
Wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
Energy
the ability to do work or cause change.
26 terms
Wave definitions
Wavelength
Amplitude
Crest
Trough
the distance from one wave of energy to another as it is trav…
a measurement that indicates the movement or vibration of som…
the top of a wave
the low point of a wave
Wavelength
the distance from one wave of energy to another as it is trav…
Amplitude
a measurement that indicates the movement or vibration of som…
5 terms
What are Waves?
Wave
Mechanical wave
Vibration
Transverse wave
A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel.
A repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion.
A wave that moves the medium in a direction perpendicular to…
Wave
A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
Mechanical wave
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel.
25 terms
Wave Types and Measures
Period
Period
Frequency
Period
Shortest time interval during which the wave motion repeats
Seconds per wave
Inverse of period
Inverse of frequency
Period
Shortest time interval during which the wave motion repeats
Period
Seconds per wave
9 terms
Physics Wave Part 1
mechanical waves
medium
electromagnetic wave
longitudinal wave
waves that require a medium through which to travel
Material through which a wave travels
can travel without medium, very fast, visible or invisible
A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to th…
mechanical waves
waves that require a medium through which to travel
medium
Material through which a wave travels
14 terms
Wave Vocabulary
Waves
Electromagnetic
Mechanical
Vibration
A disturbance that transfers enerny from place to place.
A wave that contains a electric field and magnetic field and…
Energy is transferred by vibration of a medium
The act of vibrating
Waves
A disturbance that transfers enerny from place to place.
Electromagnetic
A wave that contains a electric field and magnetic field and…
12 terms
The Nature of Waves
Wave
Medium
Mechanical Wave
Electromagnetic waves
Any disturbance that transmits energy.
Physical environment in which phenomena occur.
A type of wave that requires a medium.
A type of wave that does not require any type of medium. Exam…
Wave
Any disturbance that transmits energy.
Medium
Physical environment in which phenomena occur.
13 terms
Mechanical Waves and Sound
Types of Mechanical Waves
Transverse waves
Longitudinal waves
Surface Waves
Transverse, Longitudinal, and Surface.
Causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to the direction…
A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to th…
A wave that travels along a surface separating two medias.
Types of Mechanical Waves
Transverse, Longitudinal, and Surface.
Transverse waves
Causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to the direction…
10 terms
Waves Illustrated Key Terms part I
energy
vibration
transverse wave
longitudinal wave
Ability to do work
A repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion
A wave that moves the medium in a direction perpendicular to…
A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to th…
energy
Ability to do work
vibration
A repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion
12 terms
Wave Vocabulary
transverse waves
longitudinal wave
wavelength
amplitude
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to th…
Horizontal distance between the crests or between the troughs…
Height of wave -Maximum distance a wave varies from its rest…
transverse waves
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
longitudinal wave
A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to th…
6 terms
properties of waves
transverse waves and longitudinal waves
transverse wave
longitudinal wave
compression
are two types of waves
a wave in which the particles move perpendicularly to the dir…
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
a part of a longitudinal wave where parts crowed together
transverse waves and longitudinal waves
are two types of waves
transverse wave
a wave in which the particles move perpendicularly to the dir…
6 terms
properties of waves
transverse waves and longitudinal waves
transverse wave
longitudinal wave
compression
are two types of waves
a wave in which the particles move perpendicularly to the dir…
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
a part of a longitudinal wave where parts crowed together
transverse waves and longitudinal waves
are two types of waves
transverse wave
a wave in which the particles move perpendicularly to the dir…
15 terms
waves
wave
medium
transverse waves
longitudinal waves
a disturbance that transfers energy through a medium
a substance solid liquid or gas that a wave can travel through
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
wave
a disturbance that transfers energy through a medium
medium
a substance solid liquid or gas that a wave can travel through
9 terms
BIPC Test 1 Terms
mechanical wave
medium
crest
trough
distance in matter/carries energy from one place to another.
material a wave travels through
highest point of a transverse wave
lowest point of a transverse wave
mechanical wave
distance in matter/carries energy from one place to another.
medium
material a wave travels through
6 terms
properties of waves
transverse waves and longitudinal waves
transverse waves
longitudinal waves
compresion
are two types of waves.
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
A wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
a part of a longitudinal wave where parts crowd together is c…
transverse waves and longitudinal waves
are two types of waves.
transverse waves
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
Waves
wave
energy
medium
mechanical waves
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
the ability to do work
the material through which a wave travels
waves that require a medium through which to travel
wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
energy
the ability to do work
6 terms
properties of waves
Transverse waves and longitudinal waves
Transverse waves
longitudinal waves
compresion
are two types of waves.
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
A wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel…
a part of a longitudinal wave where parts crowd together is c…
Transverse waves and longitudinal waves
are two types of waves.
Transverse waves
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
10 terms
Vibrations and Waves
Period of a wave
Wavelength
Transverse wave
Light and radio waves
The time it takes for one complete back-and-forth vibration
The distance between successive identical parts of the wave
The medium moves at right angles to the direction in which th…
Electromagnetic transverse waves
Period of a wave
The time it takes for one complete back-and-forth vibration
Wavelength
The distance between successive identical parts of the wave
11 terms
Characteristics of Waves (1.1)
wave
energy
medium
mechanical wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
the ability to do work or cause change
the material through which a wave travels
a wave that requires a medium through which to travel
wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
energy
the ability to do work or cause change
8 terms
Wave Guide
Wavelenght
Crest
Trough
Frequency
the distance between the crest of one wave and the crest of t…
Highest point of a wave
Lowest part of the wave
How many wave peaks pass a certain point per given time
Wavelenght
the distance between the crest of one wave and the crest of t…
Crest
Highest point of a wave
8 terms
waves
how are waves created
vibration
three types of waves
transverse waves
when a source of energy causes a medium to vibrate
repeated back and forth or up and down motion
transverse, longitudinal, and surface waves
waves that move the medium in a direction perpendicular, or a…
how are waves created
when a source of energy causes a medium to vibrate
vibration
repeated back and forth or up and down motion
10 terms
Waves
transverse wave
longitudinal wave
sound waves
trough
causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to the direction…
causes the medium to vibrate parallel to the direction the wa…
longitudinal waves
lowest point of a wave
transverse wave
causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to the direction…
longitudinal wave
causes the medium to vibrate parallel to the direction the wa…
25 terms
Combo Wave Properties & Sound
mechanical wave
compression wave
sound wave
longitudinal wave
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel.
A wave in which the matter in the medium moves forward and ba…
A longitudinal wave that is caused by vibrations and that tra…
A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to th…
mechanical wave
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel.
compression wave
A wave in which the matter in the medium moves forward and ba…
10 terms
Waves
medium
mechanical wave
electromagnetic wave
transverse
a physical environment in which pheomena occur
a wave that requires a medium through which to travel
a wave that consists of oscillating electric and magnetic fie…
a wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicula…
medium
a physical environment in which pheomena occur
mechanical wave
a wave that requires a medium through which to travel
12 terms
Waves set #1
Wave
Energy
Medium
Mechanical wave
A disturbance in the medium
Ability to do work
Material through which a wave travels
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
Wave
A disturbance in the medium
Energy
Ability to do work
12 terms
Waves set #1
Wave
Energy
Medium
Mechanical wave
Horizontal distance between the crests or between the troughs…
Ability to do work
Material through which a wave travels
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
Wave
Horizontal distance between the crests or between the troughs…
Energy
Ability to do work
10 terms
Longitudinal and Transverse Waves
amplitude
crest
trough
transverse waves
Height of a wave.
Highest point of a wave.
Lowest point of a wave
Waves where particles vibrate in a different direction (perpe…
amplitude
Height of a wave.
crest
Highest point of a wave.
8 terms
Waves Common Assessment Review
crest
trough
amplitude
wavelength
the highest point on a wave
the lowest point on a wave
the height of a wave
the distance from any point on a wave to an identical point o…
crest
the highest point on a wave
trough
the lowest point on a wave
6 terms
Properties of waves
Two types of waves
A wave in which particles move perpend…
A wave in which the particles of the m…
A part of a longitudinal wave where pa…
transverse and longitudinal
transverse wave
longitudinal
compression
Two types of waves
transverse and longitudinal
A wave in which particles move perpend…
transverse wave
11 terms
Physical Science 15.1
wave
medium
mechanical wave
vibration
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
material through which a wave travels
a wave that requires a medium through which to travel
a repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion
wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
medium
material through which a wave travels
11 terms
waves
wave
energy
medium
mechanical wave
A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
Capacity to do work
Material through which a wave travels
waves that require a medium through which to travel
wave
A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
energy
Capacity to do work
10 terms
Sanner Sound Waves
mechanical wave
compression wave
sound wave
longitudinal wave
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel.
A wave in which the matter in the medium moves forward and ba…
A longitudinal wave that is caused by vibrations and that tra…
A wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to th…
mechanical wave
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel.
compression wave
A wave in which the matter in the medium moves forward and ba…
12 terms
Waves Chapter 1 Vocab
Wave
Vibration
Medium
Mechanical Wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
A repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion
Material through which a wave travels
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
Wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
Vibration
A repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion
18 terms
Waves Parts 1
Wave
Medium
Energy
Transverse Wave
Any disturbance that transmits energy through matter OR empty…
A substance through which a wave can travel
What all waves transfer
Wave direction is perpendicular to the particle vibration - E…
Wave
Any disturbance that transmits energy through matter OR empty…
Medium
A substance through which a wave can travel
11 terms
Waves
amplitude
compression
crest
frequency
The maximum distance a wave varies from its rest position; he…
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the me…
The highest point of a wave.
How many wave peaks pass a certain point per given time.
amplitude
The maximum distance a wave varies from its rest position; he…
compression
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the me…
9 terms
mechanical wave
mechanical wave
medium
crest
trough
a disturbance in matter that carries energy from one place to…
the material through which a wave travels
the highest point of a transverse wave
the lowest point of a transverse wave
mechanical wave
a disturbance in matter that carries energy from one place to…
medium
the material through which a wave travels
7 terms
Waves Vocab
Wave
Medium
Vibration
Transverse Wave
A disturbance that transfers energy
Material through which waves travel through
Repeated back and forth motion or up and down motion
Waves that move "across"
Wave
A disturbance that transfers energy
Medium
Material through which waves travel through
1 of 10