Chapter 1 Nature of Waves

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

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