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Crave the Wave

Sceince Olympid

crest highest point of the wave (AKA-Peak)
trough lowest point of wave
rest position the position the wave would be in I there is no disturbances
wave length the distance between two crests or two troughs measured by distance units of the metric system
amplitude the distance between a crest or a trough and rest position measured by distance units of the metric system (1/2 of height)
frequency the number of times a wave length passes a point in one second and is measured in hz
period the time a wave takes to complete a wave length measured in seconds
p-waves primary waves (longitudinal waves). the are the first to arrive and they can travel threw liquids
s-waves secondary waves (shear waves). transverse waves that are second to arrive. cannot travel threw liquids.
surface waves combinations of p and s waves that occur on the surface. they are the slowest waves.
rayleigh waves waves that roll in an ocean like motion.
love waves waves that move side to side or horizontally. causes the most damage.
destructive interference the interference of two waves of equal frequency and facing one another resulting in their cancelation.
Created by: morgantorre12