Flashcards in Chapter 3 Waves Deck (13):
Electromagnetic waves can only move through what?
In a transverse wave, what is the measure of the distance from one crest to another crest?
In what kind of waves do particles move parallel to the direction the wave travels?
The material a wave travels through affects what part of the wave?
The transfer of energy by a wave to the medium through which it travels
The passage of light through an object
Waves bounce off a surface during what?
This occurs when a wave changes direction because of a change in speed
Describe how a wave's frequency changes as its wavelength changes
If a wave length increases, the frequency decreases
Which direction do the particles of the medium moves when a transverse wave is passing through a medium, and the wave itself move horizontally?
The particles move at right angles to the wave
What is the law of refelection?
The angle the wave strikes a surface is the angle the wave is reflected from the surface
What is wave interference?
When waves meet and overlap, they combine to make new waves