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Wave Carry energy, never matter
Mechanical Needs matter to travel
Electromagnetic Does not need matter to travel
Transverse Energy and matter move to a 90 degree angle to each other.
Compressional Matter and energy move in the same direction.
Crest Top of the Transverse wave
Trough The bottom of the Transverse wave
Baseline The middle of the Transverse wave
Wave Length The length between one crest and another crest
Compression The top of a Compressional wave.
Rarefaction The bottom of a Compressional wave
Frequency Is when the speed increases in the wave.
Translucent Allowing a little light in a object
Opaque Not able to be seen through
Transparent Allowing light to pass through an object that can be kinda seen through.
Reflect Show an image of
Absorb Take in or soak up
Transmit Cause something to pass on from one place or person to another.
Amplitude The maximum difference of an alternating electrical current or potential from the average value.
Created by: LitzyMartinez