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Mechanical waves
Waves that travel through a material medium
ElectroMagnetic Waves
Waves that do not require a material Medium.
Transverse Waves
Waves that Cause the particles of the medium to vibrate perpendicularly to the direction of the motion of the wave.
Longitudinal waves
Waves that cause the particles of a medium to move parallel to the direction of the wave.
Surface Waves
A mixture of transverse and longitudinal waves.
Wave pulse
A single disturbance that travels through a medium.
Traveling Waves
Continuous series of wave pulses
Crest
High point of a wave
Trought
Low Point of a wave
Period
Time needed for 1 complete cycle of a vave. (from crest to Crest).
Frequency
Number of cycles or crests that pass a point in 1 second.
wavelength
the shortest distance between two repeating points on a wave.
Amplitude
The maximum displacement from rest or equilibrium position of a wave
Double Amplitude
quadruple energy
1/s
1 hertz.
m.(1/s)
m/s
frequency is reciprocal of
Period