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Chapter 1 Waves

Science 2019-20 Mr. Huizenga

TermDefinition
Wave a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
Vibrates mechanical waves are created when a source of energy causes a medium to
Frequency the speed of a wave is its wavelength multiplied by its
Refraction the bending of waves due to a change in speed
Diffraction the bending of waves around the edge of a barrier is known as
Interference the interaction between two waves that meet is called
Constructive Interference waves combine to make a wave with larger amplitude in a process called
Standing Wave when an incoming wave combines with a reflected wave in such a way that the combined wave appears to be standing still, the result is a
It will vibrate what occurs when vibrations traveling through an object match the object's natural frequency
It goes from particle to particle a wave travels through a medium because
if it needs a medium mechanical waves are classified according to
hertz frequency is measured in units called
reflection a wave hits a surface through which it CANNOT pass and bounces back
Destructive Interference waves combine to produce a smaller or zero-amplitude wave in a process called
Light travels faster than sound you see lightning from a distant storm before you hear thunder because
longitudinal this wave has characteristics like rare-fractions and compressions
wavelength the distance between two consecutive crests of a wave
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