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A wave where the oscillations are parallel to the direction of wave propagation.
A wave formed by the interference of two waves travelling in opposite directions.
The addition of two or more waves (superposition) that results in a new wave pattern.
The displacement per unit time.
The force due to a gravitational field acting on an object's mass.
A form of stored energy.
A flow of charge.
The time taken for one complete pattern of oscillation.
Current x time
A self-propagating transverse wave that does not require a medium to travel through.
The energy stored in a stretched or compressed object (for example a spring).
A transverse wave oscillation in only one plane.
The number of oscillations per unit time.
The process of turning an unpolarised wave into a plane polarised wave.
The rate of change of velocity.
The principle that states that when two or more waves of the same type exist at the same place the resultant wave will be found by adding the displacements of each individual wave.
The turning effect due to a single force, calculated from the force multiplied by the perpendicular distance from a given point.
A point that always has zero amplitude along a stationary wave cause by destructive interference.
When an object is accelerating under gravity.
Unit of energy. 1 _ is the work done when a force of 1N moves its point of application 1m in the direction of the force.
The rate of doing work.
The object will not return to its original shape when the deforming force is removed, it becomes permanently distorted.
Two waves with a constant phase relationship.
The energy stored in an object by virtue of the object being in a gravitational field.
For a body in rotational equilibrium the sum of the clockwise moments equals the sum of the anticlockwise moments.
Physical law stating charge is conserved in all interactions; it cannot be created or destroyed.
The sum of the currents entering any junction is always equal to the sum of the currents leaving the junction.
Unit of electric charge.
The point at which the entire weight of an object can be considered to act.
A point of maximum amplitude along a stationary wave caused by constructive interference.
The emission of electrons from the surface when electromagnetic radiation is incident on the surface.
The theory that states all objects can exhibit both wave and particle properties.
The sum of the thinking distance and the braking distance.
A physical law describing the change in intensity of a transverse wave passing through a Polaroid analyser.
The object will return to its original shape when the deforming force is removed.
The turning effect due to a couple.
The lowest frequency in a harmonic series where a stationary wave forms.
The stored ability to do work.
When waves change direction when they travel from one medium to another due to a difference in the wave speed in each medium.
A component that changes its resistance with changes in the light intensity. (dark = high resistance, light = low resistance)
The force per unit cross-sectional area.
Physical law stating that energy cannot be created or destroyed, just transformed from one form into another or transferred from one place to another.
A wave where the oscillations are perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation.
A property of a component that regulates the electric current through it.
The minimum energy required to release an electron from a material.
The sum of the emf's is equal to the sum of the pd's in a closed loop.
The resistive force that acts on a body when it moves through a fluid.
The velocity at which an object's drag equals its accelerating force. Therefore there is no resultant force and zero acceleration.
When a wave spreads out after passing around an obstacle or through a gap.
The electrical energy transferred per unit charge when one form of energy is converted into electrical energy.
When there is 0 resultant force acting on an object.
The electric current through a conductor is proportional to the potential difference across it, provided physical conditions, such as temperature, remain constant.
The extension of an elastic body is proportional to the force that causes it.
A wave that travels from one place to another.
1 _ is the force which gives a mass of 1kg an acceleration of 1m/s2
A spectrum of dark lines across the pattern of spectral colours produced when light passes through a gas and the gas absorbs certain frequencies depending on the elements in the ga
The distance a vehicle travels while decelerating to a stop.
The smallest distance between one point on a wave and the identical point on the next wave.
The distance travelled from seeing the need to stop to applying the brakes.
The difference by which one wave leads or lags behind another.
The maximum displacement of a wave from its mean or rest position.
The ratio between stress and strain.
The extension per unit length.
Two forces that are equal and opposite to each other but not in the same straight line.
The work an object can do by virtue of its speed.
When waves rebound from a barrier, changing direction but remaining in the same medium.
The energy incident per square metre of a surface per second.
The electrical energy transferred per unit charge when electrical energy is converted into some other form of energy.
The change in length of an object when subjected to a tension.
The point at which elastic deformation becomes plastic deformation.
The distance travelled in a particular direction.
A model used to describe the movement of charge in a circuit, from positive to negative.
The resistance of a battery or cell.
The product of the force and the distance moved in the direction of the force, it can also be considered as the energy converted from one form into another.

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