Flashcards in Test Deck (15):
the number of cycles a wave completes in a period of time; the number of times something happens in a period of time
one of the horizontal rows in the periodic table
the distance between one peak and the next on a wave
the highest point of a wave
the lowest point of a wave
an intervening substance, as air, through which a force acts or an effect is produced.
the state or quality of being ample, especially as to breadth or width; largeness; greatness of extent.
of or relating to longitude or length
the entire spectrum, considered as a continuum, of all kinds of electric, magnetic, and visible radiation, from gamma rays having a wavelength of 0.001 angstrom to long waves having a wavelength of more than 1 million km.
a wave in which the direction of displacement is perpendicular to the direction of propagation, as a surface wave of water.
(in internal-combustion engines) the reduction in volume and increase of pressure of the air or combustible mixture in the cylinder prior to ignition, produced by the motion of the piston toward the cylinder head after intake.
the act or process of rarefying.
the act of reflecting, as in casting back a light or heat, mirroring, or giving back or showing an image; the state of being reflected in this way.
Physics. the change of direction of a ray of light, sound, heat, or the like, in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different.