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motion of the wave is a right angle (perpendicular) to the timeline
TRANSVERSE WAVE
lowest peak
TROUGH
areas where wavelengths are spread apart
RAREFACTIONS
motion of the wave is in the same direction as (parallel to) the medium
LONGITUDINAL WAVE
areas where wavelengths are squeezed together
COMPRESSIONS
distance molecules are moved from their resting position
AMPLITUDE
examples of transverse waves
OCEAN WAVES, LIGHT, SOME SEISMIC WAVES
substance or region through which a wave travels
MEDIUM
as frequency increases, energy...
INCREASES
unit for time
seconds
symbol for time
t
a disturbance that transfers energy through matter and/or space
WAVE
when two waves exist at the same place at the same time
INTERFERENCE
examples of longitudinal waves
SOUND, SOME SEISMIC
how to measure wavelength using a ruler
DISTANCE FROM CREST TO CREST
number of waves that pass a point per second
FREQUENCY
example of destructive interference
1 CREST overlapping 1 TROUGH or 1 COMPRESSION overlapping 1 RAREFACTION
example of constructive interference
2 CRESTS overlap, or 2 TOUGHS overlap, or 2 COMPRESSIONS overlap, or 2 RAREFACTIONS overlap
unit for wavelength
m (or cm)
symbol for wavelength
lambda
symbol for frequency
f
unit for frequency
1/s or Hz (or 1 wave per sec)
symbol for speed
v
unit for speed
m/s (or cm/s)
highest peak
CREST
CREST
A?
TROUGH
B?
WAVELENGTH
From A to B?
AMPLITUDE
From A to x?
2
Number of waves?
2 Hz
Frequency if this occured in 1 second?
CREST
A?
TROUGH
B?
COMPRESSION
C
RAREFACTION
D?
WAVELENGTH
From A to the center of C?
DELTA
What is this?
LAMBDA
What is this?
WAVELENGTH
What is this a symbol for?