Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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The velocity at which waves travel through a medium
Overlapping of two waves
Waves bouncing back after hitting a barrier
Two waves overlap and cancel each other out
Height of a wave
Highest point of a wave
Combination of of the two types of waves
Lowest point of a wave
One crest overlaps another crest
Area of a wave where the particles of the medium are spread apart
Substance that waves travel through
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Moves the particles of the medium perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling
Moves the particles of the medium back and forth with the direction of the wave
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)
Disturbance that transmits energy
Wave that requires a medium to travel (Sound)
Waves bending to get around an obstacle
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
Area of a wave where the particles of the medium are squeezed together
Distance between two crests that are next to each other

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