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CRIntSciWavesVocab

CRIntegratedScienceWavesVocabulary

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substance through which a wave may travel medium
type of wave in which the wave travels perpendicular to the medium transverse wave
type of wave in which the wave travels parallel to the medium longitudinal wave
the distance between the equilibrium position and the highest (or lowest) point of a wave; the height of a wave amplitude
the length of one complete cycle of a wave; the distance between the same point on two waves that are next to one another wavelength
the number of complete waves that pass through a given point in one second frequency
waves hitting an object and bouncing back reflection
the bending of waves as they change speeds refraction
the bending of waves around an obstacle diffraction
waves passing through one another and then continuing to move in the direction they were originally headed superposition
waves adding or subtracting interference
adding waves constructive interference
subtracting waves destructive interference
all forms of electromagnetic radiation (light) that travel in waves electromagnetic spectrum
light rays strike a rough surface, are reflected in all directions, and produce an unclear image diffuse reflection
light rays strike a smooth surface, are reflected in the same direction, and produce a clear image specular reflection
change in the observed frequency of a wave due to the motion of the source of a sound wave AND/OR the observer Doppler Shift
Created by: CRMissK