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17.1 Chemistry

Vocabulary Words

mechanical wave a disturbance in matter that carries energy from one place to another
medium material through which a wave travels
crest highest point of the wave above the rest position
trough lowest point below the rest position
transverse wave a wave that causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to the direction in which the wave travels
compression an area where the particles in a medium are spaced close together
rarefaction an area where the particles in a medium are spread out
longitudinal wave a wave in which the vibration of the medium is parallel to the direction the wave travels
surface wave a wave that travels along a surface separating two media
Created by: MarieElyn