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Wave vocabulary

Shelbi Knox

Match words dealing with waves (physics) and picking the right definition.

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1.Measured change over a single period
5.A wave of energy that travels through earths layers. (2 Words)
7.Superposition of two or more waves resulting in a new wave pattern.
9.Number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit of time
10.Motion of a wave throughout a medium or the transfer of its energy
11.Refers to the various phenomena which occur when a wave encounters an obstacle
15.The section of a wave that rises above an undisturbed position
17.Duration of one cycle in a repeating event
18.Initial angle of sinusoidal function at its orgin
19.Distance over which the waves shape repeats
20.Point where the amplitude is at the maximum
2.Ex: a car sounds high pitched when coming towards you and low pitched going away from you
3.Repeating variation
4.Wave property (2 Words)
6.Change in direction to which the wavefront returns to the medium which it originated
8.Reduction of an items density the opposite of compression
12.Change in direction of the wave due to a change in its medium
13.Point along a standing wave where the wave has a minimal amplitude
14.Tendency of a system to oscillate with greater amplitude at same frequencies than other
16.Lowest point in the wave

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