Ch 1 Characteristics of Waves Key Terms

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

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