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Waves Properties

Identify & Illustrate key characteristics of waves

TermDefinition
Disturbance the starting place of a wave
Wave when energy moves from place to place
Mechanical Wave Wave caused by physical movement that requires a medium
Electromagnetic Wave Wave produced by vibration of electrically charged particles (electrons or neutrons). does not require a medium
Radiation the movement of electromagnetic waves
Medium any matter ( solid, liquid, or gas) that can transfer the wave's energy
Amplitude The maximum distance a wave travels from it resting position
Crest the top of a wave
Trough The bottom of a wave
Wavelength The distance from one point on a wave to thesame point on the next wave
Frequency how many waves pass by a specified point in a specified amount of time
Hertz unit that measures waves which is equal to cycles per second
Created by: Cjblount08