Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Waves

TermDefinition
Wave A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
Amplitude The maximum distance that the particles of a medium move from the rest position.
Wavelength The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave.
Seismic Waves Waves produced by earthquakes.
Frequency Speed divided by wavelength.
Constructive Interference When two waves combine to make a larger amplitude.
Destructive Interference When two waves combine to make a smaller amplitude.
Mechanical Waves Waves that require a medium to travel through.
Longitudinal Waves Waves that move the particles of the medium parallel to the direction in which the waves are traveling.
Crest The highest part of a transverse wave.
Trough The lowest part of a transverse wave.
Diffraction The bending of waves around a barrier.
Law of Reflection The angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.
Refraction The bending of waves due to a change in speed.
Rarefaction The part of a longitudinal wave where the coils are farthest apart.
Primary Waves A longitudinal seismic wave.
Secondary Waves A transverse seismic wave.
Created by: sikkwl