# Shared Flashcard Set

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RVMS Chapter 15
Waves
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Science
01/09/2007

Term
 wave
Definition
 What word means:a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place?
Term
 medium
Definition
 What word means:the material through which a wave travels?
Term
 rope
Definition
 Give an example of a solid medium.
Term
 water
Definition
 Give an example of a liquid medium.
Term
 air
Definition
 Give an example of a gas medium.
Term
 electromagnetic waves
Definition
 What type of waves travel without a medium?
Term
 mechanical waves
Definition
 What type of waves require a medium through which to travel?
Term
 vibration
Definition
 What word means:a repeated back and forth or up and down movement?
Term
 When energy causes the medium to vibrate
Definition
 How are mechanical waves produced?
Term
 transverse and longitudinal
Definition
 Based upon their movement, what are two types of mechanical waves?
Term
 At right angles to the direction of the wave
Definition
 How do transverse waves move?
Term
 Parallel to the direction of the wave
Definition
 How do longitudinal waves move?
Term
 crest
Definition
 What word means:the highest part of a transverse wave?
Term
 trough
Definition
 What word means:the lowest part of a transverse wave?
Term
 compression
Definition
 What word means:when the parts of a longitudinal wave are close together?
Term
 rarefactions
Definition
 What word means:when the parts of a longitudinal wave are spread out?
Term
 amplitude
Definition
 What word means:the maximum distance the particles of the medium are moved from their resting position?
Term
 wavelength
Definition
 What word means:the distance between to corresponding parts of a wave (crest to crest)?
Term
 frequency
Definition
 What word means:the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time?
Term
 Hertz
Definition
 What unit is used to measure frquency?
Term
 speed = wavelength x frequency
Definition
 What is the formula for finding the speed of a wave?
Term