Waves Vocab - Beechwood Int Sci

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a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of wave motion
a change in the direction of a wave when the wave finds an obstacle or an edge, such as an opening
a superposition of two or more waves that produces an intensity equal to the sum of the intensities of the individual waves; also known as reinforcement
the bending of a wave front as the wave front passes between two substances in which the speed of the wave differs
the increase of an object’s apparent size by using lenses or mirrors
a longitudinal wave that is caused by vibrations and that travels through a material medium
a unit or quantum of light
the combination of two or more waves that results in a single wave
a transparent object that refracts light waves such that they converge or diverge to create an image
any sound wave with frequencies higher than 20,000 Hz
in physics, the time that it takes a complete cycle or wave oscillation to occur
a wave that requires a medium through which to travel
the maximum distance that the particles of a wave's medium vibrate from their rest positions
the lowest point of a transverse wave
The electromagnetic spectrum, in order of lowest to highest energy (separate
a pattern of vibration that simulates a wave that is standing still
a line in space that matches the direction of the flow of radiant energy
a wave in hich the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling
an image from which light rays appear to diverge, even though they are not focused there; cannot be projected on a screen
in optics, the process of separating a wave (such as white light) of different frequencies into its individual component waves (the different colors)
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the highest point of a transverse wave
slow vibrations of frequencies lower than 20 Hz
an image that is formed by the intersection of light rays; this type of image can be projected on a screen
radio detection and ranging, a system that uses reflected radio waves to determine the velocity and location of objects
the number of cycles or vibrations per unit of time; also the number of waves produced in a given amount of time
the rate at which energy flows through a given area of space
a physical environment in which phenomena occur
the distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave
a wave that consists of oscillating electric and magnetic fields, which radiate outward at the speed of light
order of parts of the middle ear through which sound waves are propagated (separated by a comma)
sound navigation and ranging, a system that uses acoustic signals and echoes to determine the location of objects or to communicate
the bouncing back of a ray of light, sound, or heat when the ray hits a surface that it does not go through
a phenomenon that occurs when two objects naturally vibrate at the same frequency
point of lowest pressure in a longitudinal wave
a superposition of two or more waves that produces an intensity equal to the difference of the intensities of the individual waves, also known as cancellation
a measure of how high or low a sound is perceived to be, depending on the frequency of the sound wave
in optics, a system that consists of two or more plane surfaces of a transparent solid at an angle with each other
an observed change in the frequency of a wave when the source or observer is moving
point of highest pressure in a longitudinal wave

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