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Unit 6 Physics

TermDefinition
transverse wave parts crest trough amplitude wavelength
longitudinal wave parts rarefaction compression wavelength
amplitude from normal to crest or trough
wavelength crest to trough
frequency the number of waves that pass by a place at a certain time
refraction the bending of a wave because of different media
reflection a wave hits a surface and bounces off
diffraction the bending of a wave as it touches the edge
constructive results in a larger wave
destructive results in a smaller wave
period time it takes to complete one cycle
transverse where propagates energy perpendicular to the wave
longitudinal where propagates energy parallel to the wave
sonic boom compressions pile up since the source is traveling faster than sound
vibrations source of all sounds
20 to 20000 frequency of a young person's hearing
photon one unit of light
pigment absorb all other wavelengths except for intended one
whats on TV red green blue
books and magazines magenta yellow cyan
Created by: FairyFai