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Flashcards in Wave Vocabularly Deck (11):
1

wave

all waves transfer energy not matter

2

longitudinal

longitudinal waves are produced when the vibrations are parallel to the direction of energy

3

transverse

transverse waves are produced when the vibrations are perpendicular to the direction of energy

4

amplitude

the distance from the centre of a wave to the peak or trough

5

frequency

the number of vibrations (or waves) per second in Hertz (Hz)

6

wavelength

the shortest distance between two parts of a wave that are in phase (doing the same thing)

7

peak

the highest point on a transverse wave

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trough

the lowest point on a transverse wave

9

time period (T)

the time it takes for one wave to be produced in seconds (s)

10

compression

region of high pressure

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rarefaction

region of low pressure