Science / Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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