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

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