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Waves of Energy

TermDefinition
energy Ability to do work or cause change
wave any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space.
medium Material through which a wave travels
vacuum an area is which there is no matter
mechanical wave waves that require a medium through which to travel
transverse wave A wave that moves at right angles, or perpendicular to the direction in which the wave travels and it’s easy to identify the crest and trough.
longitudinal wave A wave that vibrates in the same direct as it travels, as this type of wave moves it creates areas of compression and rarefaction in matter.
amplitude height or "strength" of a wave
wavelength the distance between two peaks of the wave
frequency how many wave peaks pass a certain point per given time
seismic waves waves of energy that travel through the earth's layers and a re a result of earthquakes.
crest the highest point of a wave
trough the lowest point of a wave
Created by: casmith19