Ch 1 Characteristics of Waves Key Terms

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

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