Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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