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Vocab. For Charecteristics of waves

wavetraveling disturbance that carries energy from one place to another
vibrationmovement that follows the same path over and over again
Mediummaterial in which a mechanical wave travels
mechanical wavewave that disturbs a medium
electromagnetic wavewave that consists of elactric and magnetic fieldsand does not require a medium to exist
cresthigh point of a wave
troughlow point of a wave
amplitudegreatesi distance from crest of a wave
wavelengthdistance between two consecutive simlar points on a wave
frequencynumber of waves that pass a certain point in a given amount of time
transverse wavewave in which the motion of the medium is at right angels to the direction of the wave
longitudinal wavewave in which the motion of the medium is parallel to the direction of the wave
surface wavewave that consists of a combonation of transverse and longitudinal wavesand occurs at the surface between two different mediums
reflectionbouncing back of waves upon hitting another surface
refractionbending of waves due to a change in speed
diffractionbending of waves around the edge of an obstcle
interferenceinteraction of waves that meet at the same place at the same time
standing wavewave that does not appear to be movin; occurs at the natural frequency of the material
resonant frequencyfrequency at which a standing wave occurs


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