Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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