Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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Area of a wave where the particles of the medium are spread apart
Height of a wave
Area of a wave where the particles of the medium are squeezed together
Waves bouncing back after hitting a barrier
Moves the particles of the medium perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling
Waves that do not require a medium to travel (Visible Light)
Substance that waves travel through
Waves bending to get around an obstacle
The velocity at which waves travel through a medium
Moves the particles of the medium back and forth with the direction of the wave
Lowest point of a wave
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Highest point of a wave
Combination of of the two types of waves
Overlapping of two waves
An object vibrates at a frequency that causes another object with the same frequency to begin vibrating
Distance between two crests that are next to each other
One crest overlaps another crest
Wave that requires a medium to travel (Sound)
The bending of light when going through a different medium
Amount of waves to travel past a fixed point in a certain amount of time
Disturbance that transmits energy
Two waves overlap and cancel each other out

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