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a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place is called a wave
mechanical waves are created when a source of energy causes a medium to move
the speed of a wave is its wavelength multiplied by its frequency
the bending of waves due to a change in speed is called refraction
the bending of waves around the edge of a barriers known as diffraction
the interaction between two waves that meet is called interference
waves combine to make a wave with larger amplitude in a process called constructive interference
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 standing wave
what occurs when vibration traveling through an object match the object's natural frequency resenince
a wave travels through a medium because the energy passes from particle to particle
mechanical waves are classified according to how they move
frequency is measured in units called hertz
when a wave hits a surface through which it CANNOT pass and bounces back it undergoes reflection
waves combine to produce a smaller or zero-amplitude wave in a process called destructive interference
why do you see lightning from a distant storm before you hear the lightning light travels faster than sound
compression and rarefractions are characteristic of what type of wave longitudinal wave
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