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WAVE
disturbance

transfers energy place to place
Ocean on a windy day
FREQUENCY
# complete waves that pass given point
in certain amount of time
For example-5 waves in two minutes
TRANSVERSE WAVE
moves the medium in direction perpendicular to direction in which wave travels
"Wave across, middle up"
CREST
highest part of transverse wave
"ride crest of wave while surfing"
TROUGH
lowest part of transverse
"don't ride while surfing"
LONGITUDINAL WAVE
wave that moves medium in direction parallel to direction in which wave travels
parallel; LONG parallel waves
COMPRESSION
part of longitudinal wave where particles of medium are close together
press
RAREFACTION
part of longitudial wave where particles of medium are far apart
parts far apart
WAVELENGTH
distance between 2 corresonding parts of wave
distance between wave parts
REFLECTION
bouncing back of object or wave when hits surface thourgh which it can not pass
ball bouncing off wall
REFRACTION
bending of waves as they enter new medium at angle
like a slingy toy, while bending
DIFFRACTION
bending of waves as they move around barrier of pass through opening
peddle droping in water
INTERFERENCCE
interaction between waves that meet
swimming in water; splashing, making many waves