Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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