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traveling disturbance that carries energy from 1 place to another
wave
movement that follows the same path over and over
vibration
material through which a mechanical wave travels
medium
wave that travels through a medium
mechanical wave
wave that consists of electric and magnetic fields and doesn't require a medium to exist
electromagnetic wave
highest point of a wave
crest
lowest point of a wave
trough
greatest distance from crest of a wave
amplitude
distance btwn 2 consecutive pts. on a wave
wavelength
# of waves that pass a certain pt. in a given amt. of time
frequency
wave in which the motion of the medium is at a rt. angle to the direction of the wace
transverse wave
wave in which the motion of the medium is parallel to the direction of the wave
longitudinal wave
wave that is a combination of transverse and longitudinal and occurs at the surface btwn. 2 diff. mediums
surface waves
traveling disturbance that carries energy from 1 place to another
wave
movement that follows the same path over and over
vibration
material through which a mechanical wave travels
medium
wave that travels through a medium
mechanical wave
wave that consists of electric and magnetic fields and doesn't require a medium to exist
electromagnetic wave
highest point of a wave
crest
lowest point of a wave
trough
greatest distance from crest of a wave
amplitude
distance btwn 2 consecutive pts. on a wave
wavelength
# of waves that pass a certain pt. in a given amt. of time
frequency
wave in which the motion of the medium is at a rt. angle to the direction of the wace
transverse wave
wave in which the motion of the medium is parallel to the direction of the wave
longitudinal wave
wave that is a combination of transverse and longitudinal and occurs at the surface btwn. 2 diff. mediums
surface waves