Ch 1 Characteristics of Waves Key Terms

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A disturbance that transfers energy from place to place
Waves that move the medium parallel to the direction in which the waves travel
Waves that move the medium at right angles to the direction in which the waves travel
The number of complete waves that pass a point in a certain amount of time
When a wave hits a surface and bounces back
Interaction that occurs when waves meet
The material through which a wave travels
A repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion
The ability to do work
Type of interference that produces a wave with a larger amplitude
When a wave moves around a barrier or through an opening and then bends and spreads out
The bending of waves due to a change in speed
The low part of a transverse wave
Type of interference that produces a wave with a smaller amplitude
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Waves that require a medium through which to travel
A wave that appears to stand in one place, even though it is really two waves interfering as they pass through each other
Points of zero amplitude on a standing wave
The high part of a transverse wave
Unit that frequency is measured in (write out the full word)
The parts of a longitudinal wave that are spread apart
The parts of a longitudinal wave that are close together
The distance from rest position to crest or trough
An increase in the amplitude of a vibration that occurs when external vibrations match an object's natural frequency
The distance from crest to crest or from trough to trough
Waves that do not require a medium through which to travel
Points of maximum amplitude on a standing wave
How far a wave travels in a given amount of time
Are surface waves longitudinal, transverse, or both?

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