Flashcards in Waves Deck (14):
What unit is frequency measured in?
Which type of waves has oscillations perpendicular to the direct of motion?
What is the time for one full oscillation called?
In a longitudinal wave, what is the area in which the medium is spread apart?
Which type of wave has oscillations parallel to the direction of motion?
What does a wave transfer?
The number of wavelengths that pass a point each per second is?
How would a person measure the wavelength on this sound wave?
Compression to compression
What types of waves carry energy at a right angle or perpendicular to the direction of the energy flow?
What is the time between one wave and the next?
The number of waves passing a point per second is the ?
When the frequency of a wave increases, what happens to the wavelength?
The wavelength decreases
Advantages of X-rays
- Looking at bones in detail
- Non-invasive (no surgery)