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Light waves

TermDefinition
Crest the highest point the wave rises to
trough the lowest point the wave sinks to
wavelength the distance between two trough's
Amplitude the distance between a wave's mid-point and it's crest or trough
transverse wave a wave in which the crests and troughs move at right angles to the direction of the wave's travel
freqency the number of waves {crest or troughs} that pass a point in a given amount of time
Light energy that you can see
Reflection light reflecting off an object
Refraction the bending of light rays as they re-enter a new medium
color spectrum different frequencies of color
Created by: 23PolesBriannaM