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McCoyPhySciChapter20

McCoyPhySciChapter20Waves

QuestionAnswer
How many waves pass a certain point in a given time Frequency
The distance a wave moves in a period of time Wave Speed
Waves that bounce back from the surface Reflection
Waves that bend or change direction Refraction
Waves that bend around an object Diffraction
High point of a wave Crest
Low point of a wave Trough
Distance from rest to crest Amplitude
Two or more waves combine to form a greater wave Constuctive
Two or more waves combine to form a smaller amplitude Destructive
Waves that move in a parallel direction Longitudinal
Waves that move perpendicular Transverse
Disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space Waves
Waves that require a medium Mechanical Waves
Waves that do not require a medium but can travel through one Electromagnetic Waves
Combination of transverse and longitudinal waves between two media Surface Waves
Distance between any two adjacent crests or compressions Wavelength
Created by: mmccoy