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The high point of a wave is the
CREST
The low point of a wave is the
TROUGH
Another name for crests is a(n)
WAVE FRONT
Wave fronts moving as straight lines are called
PLANE WAVES
Waves travelling outward from the center are
CIRCULAR WAVES
What determines the direction the wave moves?
SHAPE OF WAVE FRONT
The interaction when a wave bounces off a boundary and moves in a new direction is
REFLECTION
The interaction when a wave passes through a boundary into a new substance causing it to bend is
REFRACTION
The interaction when a wave when a waves passes through a boundary causing the amplitude to decrease is
ABSORPTION
The interaction when a wave bends around a corner or through a hole is
DIFFRACTION
Which interaction explains why a straw in water looks "disconnected"?
REFRACTION
Which interaction explains why sound seems muffled through a wall?
ABSORPTION
Which interaction explains why echoes can be heard?
REFLECTION
Which interaction explains why plane waves become circular waves after passes through a hole?
DIFFRACTION
Which interaction explains why light appears to bend around a crack in a doorway?
DIFFRACTION