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L 1.2 Vocabulary

Set 1

TermDefinition
Wave is an oscillation accompanied by a transfer of energy
Wave Pulse is a single disturbance that moves through a medium from one point to the next point
Longitudinal Wave particles of the medium are displaced in a direction parallel to energy transport
Transverse Wave is a moving wave that consists of oscillations occurring perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer
Amplitude the maximum displacement or distance moved by a point on a vibrating body
Crest is the point on a wave with the maximum value or upward displacement within a cycle
Trough is the point on a wave with the minimum value within a cycle
Wavelength distance between corresponding points of two consecutive waves
Period is the time needed for one complete cycle of vibration to pass a given point
Frequency is the number of complete vibrational cycles per a given amount of time
Wave Speed is the distance traveled by a given point on the wave in a given interval of time
Created by: 18jspear