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Wave Properties


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Vibration
A disturbance followed by a restoring force
Frequency
Number of waves that pass a point in one second
Hertz
Unit for frequency
Trough
Lowest point of a transverse wave
Crest
Highest point of a transverse wave
Amplitude
The maximum displacement from rest position.
Period
Time for one wave to pass by a point
Perpendicular
Forming a 90 degree angle with (adjective)
Transverse Wave
A wave whose energy transfer is perpendicular to the direction of the particle vibrations.
Longitudinal Wave
A wave whose energy transfer is parallel to the direction of the particle vibrations.
Wave
The transfer of energy through oscillations in a medium
Wavelength
The distance between two points that are vibrating in the same way
Wave velocity
The distance moved by the wave in one second
Displacement
A vector that tells us the change of position, from the start to the end of the motion
Compression
Part of the longitudinal wave where the particles are closest together
Rarefaction
Part of the longitudinal wave where the particles are furthest apart
Oscillation
Movement, back and forth
Propagate
To spread or transmit
Particle
A small piece of matter, such as an atom or molecule
Disturbance
Something that causes a particle to move away from its rest position
Restoring Force
The force that moves a particle back towards its rest position
Light
The transmission of energy through electromagnetic radiation
Sound
Vibrations transmitted through a medium
Earthquake S-wave
A transverse earthquake wave
Earthquake P-wave
A longitudinal earthquake wave
Parallel
Going in the same direction, without crossing