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8th Grade Unit 3c

Waves part 3 Sound and Light

QuestionAnswer
Supersonic An object that can break the sound barrier
Tinnitus Ringing or hissing in the ear as a result of listening to high frequency or high intensity sounds
Trough The lowest part of a transverse wave
Transverse wave A wave that moves energy in one direction but travels in a path that oscillates up and down in equal directions
Wavelength The distance between two crests in a transverse wave or the distance between the compressions of a compression wave.
Angle of incidence The angle at which light hits a reflective surface
Angle of reflection The angle at which light leaves a reflective surface
Diffraction The apparent bending of waves around small obstacles and the spreading out of waves past small openings
Electromagnetic radiation Energy that moves as both a particle and a wave that can travel through any medium
Electromagnetic spectrum The range of all possible wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
Fiber optics Optical fibers that can carry light over long distances that are used in communication and data transfer
Created by: darrin_evans