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is a disturbance that carries energy from one place to another without carrying matter Wave
waves that require a medium through which to travel Mechanical waves
a wave (as a radio wave, wave of visible light, or X-ray) that consists of an associated electric and magnetic fields. Can travel through both a medium and empty space Electromagnetic wave
Transverse waves a wave that moves the medium in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the wave travels Transverse waves
a wave that moves the medium in a direction parallel to the direction in which the wave travels Longitudinal waves
material through which a wave travels Medium
a repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion Vibrations
the distance between one wave crest and the next (or between one wave trough and the next) Wavelength
the number of complete waves or cycles that pass a fixed point in a specific unit of time Frequency
the height of the wave ((is half the vertical distance from crest to trough) Amplitude
Speed how fast a wave passes through a medium Speed
the highest point of a wave Crest
the lowest point of a wave Trough
the area of a longitudinal wave in which the molecules are the most crowded together Compression
the area of a longitudinal wave in which the molecules are the most spread apart Rarefaction
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