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TermDefinition
crest high point of a wave
trough low point of a wave
amplitude greatest distance from resting position of a wave
wavelength distance between 2 consecutive similar points on a wave
frequency number of waves that pass a certain point in a given amount of time
reflection bouncing back of waves upon reaching another surface
refraction bending of waves due to a change in speed
diffraction bending of waves around the edge of an obstacle
interference interaction of waves that occur at the same place at the same time
standing wave wave that doesn't appear to be moving
wave traveling disturbance that carries energy from one place to another
medium material through which mechanical wave travels
surface wave wave that consists of a combination of transverse and longitudinal waves
resonant frequency frequency at which a standing wave occurs
transverse wave wave in which the motion of the medium is at right angles to the direction of the wave
longitudinal wave wave in which the motion of the medium is parallel to the direction of the wave.
infrasound 20Hz or less
ultrasound 20,000 Hz or more
sonar what is a system for detecting objects under water
hertz unit frequency is measured in
constructive interference 2 waves combining to make a bigger wave
destructive interference 2 waves combining to make a smaller wave
ultraviolet above violet
infrared below red
X-ray an electromagnetic wave of high energy and very short wavelength, which is able to pass through many materials
vacuum a space entirely devoid of matter
radar sends a pulse of radio waves which is reflected back to the monitor
visible light the EM waves that you can see. necessary for life on earth
gamma rays highest EM waves. given off by some radioactive materials
matthew macfadden
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