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Wave nature

this is a stack about waves and the differnet types of waves and all about waves

Wave any disturbace the transmits energy through matter or empty space.
Medium is a substance through which a wave can travel through
Transverse waves the particles in this kind of wave move across, or perpendicularly to, the direction that the wave is going.
longitudial a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parellel to the direction of wave motion.
surface wave a combination of tranverse and logitudinal waves
amplitude height of wave
wavelength distance between two crest
frequency the number of waves produced in a given amount of time
wave speed the speed at which the wave travels
reflection happens when a wave bounces back after hitting a barrier
refraction the bending of a wave as the wave passes from one medium to another at an angle
diffraction the bending of waves around a barrier or through an opening
interference two of more waves overlapping
standing wave a pattern of vibration that stimulates a wave that is standing still
sound wave a longitudinal wave caused by vibrations and carried through a substance
light wave an electromagnetic wave
electromagnetic wave a wave that can travel through empty space or matter and consist of changing electric and magnetic fields
electromagnetic spectrum all of the frequencies or wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
convex lens is a lens that is thicker in the middle than at the edges
concave lens is a lens that is thinner in the middle than at the edges
transmission is the passing of light through matter
Created by: lizzy11902