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Waves Review

review of different waves and sound

QuestionAnswer
Doppler effect an observed change in frequency when either the sound source or observer moves
EM wave that does not require a medium
surface wave with perpendicular and parallel particles
longitudinal wave with parallel particles
transverse wave with perpendicular particles
medium the matter that waves move through
energy this is transferred by a wave
rarefaction the less dense area of a longitudinal wave
compression the most dense area of a longitudinal wave
mechanical wave that requires a medium
Hertz SI unit for frequency
speed of light all EM waves travel at this speed
period time it takes to complete 1 wave cycle
frequency # of wave cycles completed in a unit of time
Created by: cadetjt