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compressional wave mechanical wave that douses particles to move back and forth along the direction the wave travels.
diffraction bending of waves around an object
electromagnetic spectrum complete range of electromagnetic wave frequencies and wavelengths.
electromagnetic waves waves that can travel through matter or empty space.
frequency number of wavelengths that pass a given point in one second
infrared waves electromagnetic waves with wavelengths between about one thousandth of a meter and 700 billionths of a matter.
intensity amount of energy a wave carries past a certain area each second
law of reflection states that the angle the incoming wave makes with the normal to the reflection surface.
pitch human perception of the frequency of sound.
refraction change in direction of wave when it changes speed as it travels from one material into another.
reverberation repeated echoes of sound waves.
transverse waves mechanical wave that causes particles in matter to move at right angles
ultraviolet waves electromagnetic wave with wave lengths between about 400 billionths and of mater
wave disturbance that moves trough matter and space and carries energy.
wavelennght space between one point on a wave and the nearest point moving with the same speed and direction.
Created by: bpena