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Frequency

the number of cycles a wave completes in a period of time; the number of times something happens in a period of time

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Period

The time needed for a complete cycle to pass a given point

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Wavelength

the distance between one peak and the next on a wave

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Crest

the highest point of a wave

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Trough

the lowest point of a wave

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Amplitude

height or "strength" of a wave

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Longitude Wave

a wave that occurs when the particles of a medium move parallel to the direction of the wave

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Electromagnetic Spectrum

the full range of frequencies of electromagnetic waves

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Transverse Wave

a wave that occurs when the particles of a medium are displaced perpendicularly to the direction of the wave

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Compression

occurs when rocks are squeezed by external forces directed toward one another to put stress on the rock, acting to decrease its volume or shorten its dimensions

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Rare fraction

The decrease in density in a longitudinal way

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Reflection

to strike a surface and bounce back in the opposite direction (related word: reflection)

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Refraction

to bend light as it passes through a material (related word: refraction)

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Diffraction

The bending of light as it passes through or around an object