Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Waves of Energy

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