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compressional wave mechanical wave that causes articles in matter to move back and forth along the direction the wave travel
diffraction bending of waves around an object
electromagnetic spectrum complete range of electromagnetic wave frequencies and wave length
frequency number of wave length that pass a given point in one second, measured in hertz
infrared waves electromagnetic waves with wave lengths between about one thousandth of a meter and 700 billionth of a meter
law of reflection states that the angle the incoming wave makes with the normal to the reflecting surface equals the angle the reflected wave makes with surface
pitch human perception of the frequency of sound
refraction change in direction of a wave when it changes speed as it travels from one material into another
reverberation repeated echoes of sound waves
transverse wave mechanical wave that causes particles in matter to move at right angles to the direction the wave travels
ultraviolet waves electromagnetic waves with wave-length between about 400 billionths and 10 billionths of a meter
wave disturbance that moves through matter and space and carries energy
wave length distance between one point on a wave and the nearest point moving with the same speed and direction.
intensity amount of energy a wave carries past a certain area each second
electromagnetic waves waves that can traveled through matter or empty space, includes radio wave,infrared waves,visible light waves,ultraviolet waves,X rays,and gamma rays
Created by: joshgomez12