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CRIntPhysSciCh15Voc

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a physical environment in which phenomena occur medium
a wave that requires a medium though which to travel mechanical wave
a wave that consists of oscillating electric and magnetic fields, which radiate outward at the speed of light electromagnetic wave
a wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling transverse wave
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the directions of the wave motion longitudinal wave
the highest point of a wave crest
the lowest point of a wave trough
the maximum distance that the particles of a wave's medium vibrate from their rest position amplitude
the distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave wavelength
the time that it takes a complete cycle or wave oscillation to occur period
the number of cycles or vibrations per unit of time; also the number of waves produced in a given amount of time frequency
an observed change in the frequency of a wave when the source or observer is moving Doppler Effect
the bouncing back of a ray of light, sound, or heat when the rays hit a surface that it does not go through reflection
a change in the direction of a wave when the wave finds an obstacle or an edge, such as an opening diffraction
the bending of a wave front as the wave front passes between two substances in which the speed of the wave differs refraction
the combination of two or more waves that results in a single wave interference
a superposition of two or more waves that produces an intensity equal to the sum of the intensities of the individual waves constructive interference
a superposition of two or more waves that produces an intensity equal to the difference of the intensities of the individual waves destructive interference
a pattern of vibration that simulates a wave that is standing still standing wave
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