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The wave property that is related to the height of a wave is the
amplitude
The combining of waves as they overlap is known as
interference
When the crests of one wave overlap the crests of another wave or waves this occurs
constructive interference
how do waves transfer energy
by the vibration of particles in a medium
When two objects, such as marimba bars and columns, vibrate at the same frequency, what occurs
resonance
A wave can make a leaf bob up and down on the water, but it cannot move the leaf toward the shore. This is because waves only transfer
energy
As the wavelength increases, the frequency
decreases
When do you have more energy in a wave
at smaller wavelength
A section of a longitudinal wave where the particles are crowded together is called
compression
If a wave is traveling at a certain speed and you cut its frequency in half, what would happen to its wavelength?
The wavelength would be doubled
Which of these waves does not require a medium: ocean waves, seismic waves, sound waves, or radio waves.
radio waves
surface wave
a transverse and a longitudinal wave that combine at or near the boundary between two media
transverse wave
a wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling
mechanical wave
a wave that requires a medium through wave which to travel
wave
a periodic disturbance in a solid, liquid, or gas as energy is transmitted through a medium
medium
a physical environment in which phenomena occur
electromagnetic wave
a wave that does not require a medium
longitudinal wave
a wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of the wave motion
diffraction
a change in the direction of a wave when the wave finds an obstacle or an edge
refraction
the bending of a wave as the wave passes between two substances in which the speed of the wave differs
reflection
the bouncing back of a ray of light, sound, or heat when the ray hits a surface that it does not go through
interference
the combination of two or more waves that result in a single wave
resonance
a phenomenon that occurs when tow objects naturally vibrate at the same frequency
Draw and Label the following
a transverse wave and a longitudinal wave