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Waves,Sound,Light

TermDefinition
Wave A repeating disturbance or movement that transfers energy through matter or space
Medium The matter that waves travel through
Transverse Wave Matter in the medium moves back and forth at right angles to the direction that the wave travels
Wavelength The length of a wave
Trough Low point of a wave
Crest High point of a wave
Rarefraction Less dense region of the wave
Compressional Wave Matter in the medium moves back and forth along the same direction that the wave travels
Frequency The number of wavelengths that pass a fixed point each second
Period The amount of time it takes one wavelength to pass a point
Amplitude The height of a wave
Created by: Yovela