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Waves a disturbance that moves through matter or space.
Transverse Wave causes particles in matter to move back and forth at right angles to the direction in which the wave travels
Compressional Wave causes particles in matter to move back and forth along the same direction in which the wave travels
Wavelength the nearest point moving with the same speed and direction
Frequency is the number of wavelengths that pass by a point each second
Law of Reflection the angle that the incoming wave makes with the normal equals the angle that the outgoing wave makes with the normal
Refraction is the change in direction of a wave when it changes speed as is it travels from one material to another
Diffraction bending of waves around an object
Opaque Not being able to see through
Translucent Allowing some light through but not detailed images
Transparent Allowing light to pass through, objects can be directly seen
Reflect A throw back without absorbing it
Absorb To take in or absorb by chemical or physical action
Transmit to cause something to pass on from one place or person to another
Loudness Loudness is the way in which we perceive amplitude
Pitch the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone.
Echo location the location of objects by reflected sound, in particular that used by animals such as dolphins and bats
Echo a sound or series of sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener
Doppler Affect increase of sound or frequency
Created by: Crystal_Gonzalez