Waves Vocab - Beechwood Int Sci

Can you name the waves vocabulary words for these definitions?

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

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