Flashcards in Science Deck (23):
A wave doe not need a medium
A wave that need a medium to travel through
the highest point on a wave.
is the lowest point.
The distance from crest to crest or trough to trough in a wave.
The distance from the resting point to the crest of a wave.
A wave in which the energy travels perpendicular to the direction of the disturbance.
is the peak (greatest) value (either positive or negative) of a wave. The distance from the undisturbed level to the trough or crest.
is the part of the compressional wave where the particles are spread apart.
When waves strike a surface and bounce back in another direction.
Waves spread out as a result of passing through a narrow aperture or around an edge of material
The number of waves that pass a given point in a set period of time.
A wave in which the energy travels in the same direction as the disturbance.
The point in a longitudinal wave where the matter is pushed closer together.
The bending of waves as they pass through a material
The distance between one point on a wave and the exact same place on the next wave.
does NOT carry matter with it! It just moves the matter as it goes through it.
Waves in which the medium moves at right angles to the direction of the wave
Waves in which the medium moves back and forth in the same direction as the wave
How far the medium moves from rest position
Waves can bend.