Flashcards in chapter 22 vocabulary Deck (16)
physical environment in which phenomena occur
a wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of wave motion
the maximum distance that the particles of a wave's medium vibrate from their rest position
the distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave.
the number of waves produced in a given amount of time
the speed at which a wave travels through a medium
the highest point of a transverse wave
the lowest point between each crest
-a part of a longitudinal wave where the particles are crowded together
a part where the particles are spread apart
the bending of a wave as the wave passes between two substances in which the speed of the wave differs.
a change in the direction of a wave when the wave finds an obstacle or an edge, such as an opening
the combination of two or more waves that results in a single wave.
the bouncing back of a wave of light, sound, or heat when the wave hits a surface that it doesn't go through