Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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Distance between two crests that are next to each other
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
Height of a wave
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)
The bending of light when going through a different medium
Area of a wave where the particles of the medium are spread apart
An object vibrates at a frequency that causes another object with the same frequency to begin vibrating
Overlapping of two waves
Lowest point of a wave
DefinitionTerm
Combination of of the two types of waves
Substance that waves travel through
One crest overlaps another crest
Disturbance that transmits energy
The velocity at which waves travel through a medium
Waves bending to get around an obstacle
Highest point of a wave
Two waves overlap and cancel each other out
Wave that requires a medium to travel (Sound)
Waves bouncing back after hitting a barrier
Moves the particles of the medium back and forth with the direction of the wave

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