Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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