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Waves and Light

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Wave   movement that transfers energy through matter or space  
medium   matter that moves to carry the energy, some kinds of waves do not need a medium, does not travel with the wave  
equilibrium position (or rest position)   where the medum would be if it were still  
crest   highest point of a wave  
trough   lowest point of a wave  
wavelength   distance from one crest to next or from one trough to the next  
amplitude   height of a wave crest or the depth of a trough from the rest position  
Frequency   number of times it repeats in a given period of time  
Frequency is measured in _______   Hertz Hz  
Heartz/Hz means ________   cycles per socond  
when a wavelength has a higher frequency, it has a ____________ wavelength   shorter  
waves with greater amplitude are transferring ________energy   more  
waves with _____________ frequency are transferring more energy   higher  


   





 
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