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Light Waves

Quiz on Light waves

Crest The high point of a wave
Trough The low point of a wave
Wave Length The distance between two crests or troughs
Frequency The # of waves (crests or troughs) that pass a point in a given amount of time
Amplitude The distance between a waves midpoint and its crest or trough
Transverse Wave A wave in which the crest and trough move at right angles to the direction of the waves travel
Light is... Energy that is visible
Reflection Light will bounce off an object
Refraction The bending of light waves as they enter a new medium
Color Spectrum Different frequencies of colors of light
ROY G. BIV Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
Created by: 23parillojoannac