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Flashcards in Waves Deck (12):
1

Amplitude

The centre line to crest

2

Wave length

Crest to crest

3

Crest

Top of the wave

4

Trough

Section in between waves

5

Frequency

Number of waves passing a point in one second

6

Compression

Where the particles are closest together in a wave

7

Rarefaction

Reduction of an items density

8

Longitudinal wave

The particles move two ways yet the energy moves one way

9

Energy transfer

The wave transfers the energy yet does not transfer the matter

10

Transverse

The particles move up and down and the energy moves at right angles to the particles

11

Velocity/speed

Velocity/speed is the product of wavelength and frequency

12

Wave Equations

V=frequency times lamda