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Ch 20 and 21 vocab

a periodic disturbance in a solid, liquid, or gas wave
a physical environment in which phenomena occur medium
a wave in which the particles of a medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling transverse wave
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direciton of the wave motion logitudinal wave
the maximum distance that the particles of a wave's medium vibrate from their rest position amplitude
the distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave wavelength
the number of wves produced in a given amount of time frequency
the bouncing back of a ray of light, sound, or heat when the ray hits the surface and doesnt go through reflection
the bending of a wave as the wave passes between two substances in which the wave differs refraction
a change in the direction of a wave when the wave finds an obstacle or an edge diffraction
the combonation of two or more waves that results in a single wave interference
a pattern of vibration that simulates a wave that is standing still standing wave
a phenomenon that occurs when two objects naturally vibrate at the same frequency resonance
a logitudinal wave that is caused by vibrations and that travels through a medium sound wave
a measure of how high or low a sound is preceived to be, depending on the frequency of a sound wave pitch
an observed change in the frequency of a wave when the source or observer is moving doppler effect
the extent to which a sound can be heard loudness
the most common unit used to measure loudness decibel
a reflected sound wave echo
the process of using reflected sound waves to find objects echolocation
the explosive sound heard when a shock wave from an object traveling faster than the speed of sound reaches a person's ears sonic boom
the result of the blending of several pitches through interference sound quality
a sound that consists of a random mix of frequencies noise
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