Working Waves

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  • Created on: 25-04-16 14:22
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  • Wave Properties
    • Displacement- how far a point on a wave has moved from its undisturbed position.
    • Amplitude- maximum displacement.
    • Velocity- how long it takes for a certain point on the wave to move across a distance of one wavelength.
    • Wavelength- the length of one whole wave.
      • Velocity = wavelength x frequency
        • Velocity- how long it takes for a certain point on the wave to move across a distance of one wavelength.
    • Period- the time taken for a whole vibration.
    • Frequency- the number of vibrations per second passing a given point
      • Velocity = wavelength x frequency
        • Period = 1/frequency
          • Period- the time taken for a whole vibration.
      • Reflection- the wave is bounced back when it hits a boundary.
      • Refraction- the wave changes direction as it enters a different medium

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