Transverse Waves
Compression/Longitudinal Waves
Wave Motion
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Vocab

100

The top of a wave.
What is a crest?

100

The part of the wave that are close together
What is compression?

100

When a wave bounces back, it is called what?
What is reflection?

100

The part of the electromagnetic spectrum that cooks food (by heating the water inside of the food) and are cellular phone signals.
What are microwaves?

100

Lens that curves inward
What is concave?

200

The bottom of a wave.
What is trough?

200

The part of the wave that is far apart
What is rarefaction?

200

When a wave bends when it passes through a different medium
What is refract?

200

The type of lens found in eyes.
What is convex?

200

Lens that curves outward
What is convex?

300

The distance from one crest to the next.
What is wavelength?

300

Compression waves more ( parallel / perpendicular ) to the medium.
What is parallel?

300

When a wave moves around a barrier or object
What is diffraction?

300

On the electromagnetic spectrum, these allow a person to see bone through the skin.
What are x-rays?

300

The part of a longitudinal wave in which the waves are close together.
What are compressions?

400

The distance from the crest to the baseline
What is amplitude?

400

The type of medium that the wave moves the slowest through.
What is solid?

400

When a wave bounces off a surface, what are the two angles called?
What are angle of incidence and angle of reflection?

400

Ocean waves are an example of ( compression / transverse ) waves.
What are transverse waves?

400

The type of wave that moves up and down or side to side (perpendicular to the medium)
What is transverse wave?

500

The number of waves that pass through a point in a period of time.
What is frequency?

500

The distance from compression to compression
What is wavelength?

500

The natural wave movement of an object (engineers need to remember this when building bridges and buildings)
What is resonance?

500

The material that a wave passes through is called what?
What is medium?

500

Earthquake waves
What is seismic wave?