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Waves

TermDefinition
wave a disturbance that moves through matter or space
transverse wave causes particles in matter to move back and fourth at right angles to the direction in which the waves travel
compressional wave causes particles in matter to move back and fourth along the same direction in which the waves travel
wavelength the difference between one point on a wave and the nearest point moving with the same speed and direction is the wavelength
frequency the number of wavelengths that pass by a point each second
law of reflection the angle that the incoming wave wave makes with the normal equals the angle that the outgoing wave makes with the normal
diffraction the change in direction of a wave when it changes speed as it travels from one material to another
Created by: JLozada1