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DDES - Science Waves

DDES - Science - Waves

the distance between two crests of a transverse wave wavelength
the number of waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time frequency
the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are far apart rarefraction
how quickly a wave moves through a medium speed
the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together compression
the maximum distance that the particles of a medium move away from their rest position as a wave passes through the medium amplitude
the bending of waves as they enter a different medium refraction
the interaction between 2 or more waves that meet interference
the increase in the amplitude of vibration that occurs when external vibrations match the object's natural frequency resonance
a wave that apprears to stand in one place even though it is really two waves interfering as they pass each other standing wave
the bending of waves around a barrier diffraction
the bouncing back of a wave when it hits a barrier that it cannot pass through reflection
occurs when a vibration causes air molecules to compress and rarify sound wave
a sound wave is an example of this type of wave longitudinal wave
waves on the ocean occur at the surface between these two things air and water
an ocean wave is an example of this kind of wave surface wave
the highest point of the wave crest
the lowest point of the wave trough
before the wave is disturbed rest position
the unit used to measure frequency hertz
a pencil appears broken when place in a beaker of water because light waves do this refract
a wave that occurs at the surface of two mediums surface wave
a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place wave
the unit we use to measure wavelength cm
the material through which a wave travels medium
a wave that moves through a medium in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the wave travels transverse wave
a glass shattering because of a loud, steady sound wave is an example of this resonance
an echo occurs when a sound wave does this reflect
Created by: Treadwell