Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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