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waves

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diffraction bending of waves around an object
electromagnetic wave waves that can travel through matter or empty space, includes radio waves, infrared waves, visible light waves, ultraviolet waves, X rays, and gamma rays
electromagnetic spectrum complete range of electromagnetic wave frequencies and wavelengths
compressional wave mechanical wave that causes particles in matter to move back and forth along the direction the wave travels
transverse wave mechanical wave that causes particles in matter to move at right angles to the direction the wave travels
pitch human perception of frequency sound
intensity amount of energy a wave carries past a certain area each second
infrared waves electromagnetic waves with wavelengths between about one thousandth of a meter and 700 billionths of a meter
reverberation repeated echoes of sound waves
wavelength distance between one point on a wave and the nearest point moving with the same speed and direction
wave disturbance that moves through matterand space and carries energy
frequency
refraction
ultraviolet waves
law of reflection
diffraction bending of waves around an object
electromagnetic wave waves that can travel through matter or empty space, includes radio waves, infrared waves, visible light waves, ultraviolet waves, X rays, and gamma rays
electromagnetic spectrum complete range of electromagnetic wave frequencies and wavelengths
compressional wave mechanical wave that causes particles in matter to move back and forth along the direction the wave travels
transverse wave mechanical wave that causes particles in matter to move at right angles to the direction the wave travels
pitch human perception of frequency sound
intensity amount of energy a wave carries past a certain area each second
infrared waves electromagnetic waves with wavelengths between about one thousandth of a meter and 700 billionths of a meter
reverberation repeated echoes of sound waves
wavelength distance between one point on a wave and the nearest point moving with the same speed and direction
wave disturbance that moves through matter and space and carries energy
frequency number of wavelengths that pass a given point in one second, measured in hertz
refraction change in direction of a wave when it changes speed as it travels from one material into another
ultraviolet waves
law of reflection
Created by: cbachert