P1H GLOSSARY

ALL THE WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR P1H SINGLE SCIENCE, OCR BOARD - HIGHER TIER, PHYSICS

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Earthquake ­ sudden release of energy in Earth's crust, which
generates waves
Longitudinal ­ type of wave which produces oscillations parallel to
its direction of travel
Ozone ­ a form of oxygen which can absorb Ultra ­ violet light
from the Sun preventing it reaching the Earth
P wave ­ Longitudinal wave produced by an earthquake
Sun protection factor ­ the extra time a cream allows you to
stay in the Sun before burning
S wave ­ transverse wave produced by an earthquake
Ultra ­ violet - region of the electromagnetic spectrum between
visible and X ­ rays

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