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Durant SC 5.1

Wave Is a disturbance that transfers energy from one place to another
Medium Is the material through which a wave travels
Longitudinal Wave Particles move back and forth in the same direction that the waves travel or parallel to the wave
Transverse Wave Particles move perpendicularly to the direction the waves travels
Mechanical Wave Waves that require a medium
Electromagnetic Wave Are a disturbance in electric and magnetic fields
Amplitude Is a measure of how far particles in the medium move away from their normal resting place
Wavelength The distance over which the wave shape repeats
Wave Period Is the time required for one cycle
Frequency Tells you how many cycles occur in an amount of time most commonly
Hertz Unit of measure for frequency
Wavefronts The peaks can be drawn as shapes such as circles or spheres
Wave Speed The speed at which a wave travels, depends on the properties of the medium
Created by: lukef_leeschools