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Taylor's Ch.20 Terms

Ch.20 Terms: Waves

Wave Any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space
Medium A substance through which a wave can travel
When a particle ________, it can pass its energy to the particle next to it. As a result, the second particle will _______ in a way similar to the first particle. In this way, energy is transmitted through a medium. Vibrate(s)
Sound waves require a ______, and can travel through all types of matter by vibrating. Medium
Ocean waves require a ______, and travel through _____ (a liquid). Medium, Water
Electromagnetic waves Waves that do not require a medium.
5 examples of Electromagnetic waves would be: ________, __________, __ _______, _____ _______, and _ ____. Sunlight, Microwaves, Tv signals, Radio signals, and X rays.
Waves can be classified based on _________ in which the particles of the medium vibrate compared with the _________ in which the waves travel. Direction
Transverse waves move _____________ to the direction that the wave is traveling. Perpindicular
Longitudinal waves move ____ and _____ along the path that the wave travels. Back, Forth
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