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Light Waves

TermDefinition
Crest The highest point of a wave.
Trough The lowest point of a wave.
Wavelength The distance between each wave.
Frequency A number of waves that pass a point in a given amount of time.
Amplatude The length between the middle to either the crest or trough.
Transverse Wave A wave in which the crests or trough move at a right angles to the direction of the waves travel.
Reflection the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.
Refraction The fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc., being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density.
Color Spectrum The bending of light rays as they enter a new medium.
Light the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
ROYGBIV Roy G. Biv is an acronym for the sequence of hues commonly described as making up a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. A rainbow spans a continuous spectrum of colors; the distinct bands are an artifact of human color vision.
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