general properties of waves

general properties of waves 

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  • general properties of waves..
    • waves transfer energy.
      • waves undergo a change  of direction when they are refracted at an interface
      • mechanical waves are either transverse or longitudinal
    • waves maybe transverse or longitudnal
      • longitudinal waves show areas of compression and rare-fraction.
        • sound waves are longiitudinal
      • mechanical waves are either transverse or longitudinal
    • electromagnetic waves form a continuous spectrum.
      • all types of  electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed through a vacuum(space).

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