Busy. Please wait.
or

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up
or

taken

why

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
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
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

# ATS-Science 8

### Energy of Waves vocabulary

TermDefinition
wave 1. A disturbance that transfer energy from place to place. 2. The movement of energy through a body of water.
medium The material through which a wave travels.
transverse wave A wave that moves at right angles to the direction in which the wave travels.
longitudinal wave A wave that moves the medium in a direction parallel to the direction in which the wave travels.
amplitude 1. The height of a transverse wave from the center to a crest or trough. 2. The maximum distance the particles of a medium move away from their rest positions as a longitudinal wave passes through the medium.
wavelength The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave, such as the distance between two crests.
frequency The number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time.
wave speed How far the wave travels in a given amount of time. You can determine a wave's speed by dividing the distance it travels by the time it takes to travel that distance. Speed=Wavelength x Frequency; Frequency=Speed/Wavelength; Wavelength=Speed/Frequency
reflection The bouncing back of an object or a wave when it hits a surface through which it cannot pass.
refraction The bending of waves as they enter a new medium at an angle, caused by a change in speed.
diffraction The bending or spreading of waves as they move around a barrier or pass through an opening.
interference The interaction between waves that meet.
standing wave A wave that appears to stand in one place, even though it is two waves interfering as they pass through each other.
resonate To produce or be filled with a deep, full, reverberating sound.
Created by: glink