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Waves Review

review of waves

QuestionAnswer
bottom of transverse wave trough
top of transverse wave crest
line going through middle of transverse wave rest
waves where particles move perpendicular transverse
waves where particles move circular (perpendicular and parallel) surface
waves where particles move parallel longitudinal
most dense areas of longitudinal waves compessions
less dense areas of longitudinal waves rarefactions
crest to crest or trough to trough on transverse waves wavelength
crest (or trough) to rest on transverse waves amplitude
# of waves completed in a given unit of time frequency
time it takes for 1 wave cycle period
SI unit for frequency Hertz
SI unit for period seconds
Created by: cadetjt