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Unit 6

Light and Sound

TermDefinition
wave a disturbance that carries energy, such as sound or light, through matter or space
volume the loudness of a sound
pitch the highness or lowness of a sound
wave a disturbance that carries energy, such as sound or light, through matter or space
volume the loudness of a sound
light a form of energy that can travel through space and lies partly within the visible range
pitch the highness or lowness of a sound
electromagnetic spectrum all energy waves that travel at the speed of light in a vacuum, including radio, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays
opaque not allowing light to pass through
transparent allows light to pass through
translucent allows only some light to pass through
frequency a measure of the number of waves that pass a point in a second
light a form of energy that can travel through space and lies partly within the visible range
electromagnetic spectrum all energy waves that travel at the speed of light in a vacuum, including radio, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays
opaque not allowing light to pass through
transparent allows light to pass through
translucent allows only some light to pass through
reflection the bouncing of light waves when they encounter an obstacle
refraction the bending of light waves as they pass from one material to another
prism a transparent object that bends and separates white light into the colors of the rainbow
Created by: wmsScience