Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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