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Flashcards in Waves Deck (16):
1

What are waves made up of?

Vibrations being passed on from particle to particle

2

What is the symbol for wavelength?

Lamda (upside own y)

3

What is amplitude?

The size of a maximum displacement

4

What is a wavelength?

The distance between two corresponding points on the wave
Measured in metres (m)

5

What is frequency?

How many waves pass by every second
Measured in hertz (Hz)

6

Frequency equation:

1/Time

7

Velocity equation:

Wavelength/time

8

Wave equation:

Wavelength x frequency

9

What is the speed of sound?

330m/s

10

How are wavelengths generated?

By accelerating/decelerating/ vibrating any charged particles

11

What is the speed of light?

3 x 10^8 m/s

12

Angle of incidence =?

Angle of reflection

13

Glass is more sense so does what to the wave length?

Decreases it

14

Through glass, light bends...?

Towards the normal

15

What is refraction?

When waves speed up/slow down due to travelling in a different medium

16

What is the critical angle?

42 degrees