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chap. 1 waves

Chap. 1 - Waves

An area where waves travel. medium
A disturbance that transfers energy wave
The change in direction of a wave when it encounters an obstacle or edge Diffraction
The bending of waves as they pass from one medium to another. Refraction
A pattern of vibration that resembles a stationary wave. Standing Wave
-The bouncing back of a wave as it meets an edge or boundary reflection
Interference that increases the amplitude. Constructive interference
Interference that decreases the amplitude. Destructive interference
Method of adding crests and troughs of interfering waves to describe a new wave. Principle of superposition
Sounds produced by the interference of sound waves that are used to tune piano strings. Beats
The combination of two or more waves that result in a single wave. Interference
Points in a standing wave that have no vibration due to destructive interference. Nodes
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