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Flash cards by Gabriel Hernandez

TermDefinition
Wave any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space
Medium A physical environment that a wave can travel
Transverse waves a wave that moves perpendicularly to the way it's moving
Longitudal wave wave that has particles that vibrate back and forth along the wave path
Amplitude The maximum distance that the particles of a wave can vibrate from their rest position
Frequency Waves produced in a given time
Wave length Distance from one point in a wave to the next identical point
Wave speed Speed a wave travels
Reflection When a wave bounces back after hitting a barrier
Refraction Turning or bending of a wave
Diffraction Spreading and bending of a wave
Interference When 2 electromagnetic waves combine to reinforce or cancel each other
Standing waves a wave that oscillates in one place and creates stable nodes of Max or zero oscillation
Resonance the increase in amplitude of oscillation of an electric system exposed to a periodic force whose frequency is equal to the natural damped frequency of the system
Created by: Gabeindo