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wave a reapting disturbance that transfers energy through matter
what do waves transfer energy
mediun matter through which a wave travels
what types of waves required a medium mechanical waves, sound and seismic
electromagnetic waves one that moves by the power of electric and magnetic fields. does not require medium
two types of waves transverse and longitudinal
characteristics of a transverse contains crests and trough
crest resting point to top
trough resting point to bottom
wavelength distance from crest to crest or trough to trough, measured the same in both types of waves
amplitude the hieght of a wave from rest posistion. it can be measured from rest posistion to the crest or rest position to the bottom of the wave
characteristics of a longitudinal wave contain copressions and rarefraction
compressions areas in the wave where the coils are tightly pressed together
rarefractions wave where the coils are spread apart
how are surface waves formed transverse waves and longitudinal waves combine
larger ampliude the shorter the wave length
frequency number of waves produced in a given amountof time
unit for frequency hertz
wave speed
Created by: smileyk