# Science / Ch 1 Characteristics of Waves Key Terms

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## Can you name the Ch 1 Characteristics of Waves Key Terms?

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

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