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Science exam waves

Waves and Light

QuestionAnswer
Wave movement that transfers energy through matter or space
medium matter that moves to carry the energy, some kinds of waves do not need a medium, does not travel with the wave
equilibrium position (or rest position) where the medum would be if it were still
crest highest point of a wave
trough lowest point of a wave
wavelength distance from one crest to next or from one trough to the next
amplitude height of a wave crest or the depth of a trough from the rest position
Frequency number of times it repeats in a given period of time
Frequency is measured in _______ Hertz Hz
Heartz/Hz means ________ cycles per socond
when a wavelength has a higher frequency, it has a ____________ wavelength shorter
waves with greater amplitude are transferring ________energy more
waves with _____________ frequency are transferring more energy higher
Created by: jlarose on 2008-11-15



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