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Science Topic 5 Definitions 2011

Compressions Particles move closer together
Rarefactions Particles spread further apart
Longitudinal waves Waves in the direction traveling
Transverse waves Waves at right angles to the direction of travel
Progressive waves Move energy from one place to another
Standing waves Identical waves in opposite directions
Crest Top of a wave
Trough Bottom of a wave
Amplitude Distance from normal position to crest/trough
Displacement Distance from crest to trough
Wavelength Distance between 2 crests
Frequency Number of waves in a certain time
Created by: PCGEEK