Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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