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  • Created on: 19-03-14 12:00
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A mechanical wave
transfers (time varying)
Kinetic Energy without
a net transfer of
Mechanical waves
require a physical
medium through/on
which to propagate e.g.
sound/ocean waves

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An electromagnetic
wave transfers Energy
between charged
Electromagnetic waves
can move through
physical media (e.g.
glass) but do not rely
on it, since even a
vacuum (space) has
magnetic and electric
properties.…read more

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Learn and test your
recall of the following...…read more

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Direction of wave
oscillation is
direction of wave
travel. e.g
electromagnetic waves,
S waves in
earthquakes, surface
ocean waves.…read more

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Direction of wave
oscillation is PARALLEL
to the direction of wave
travel. e.g sound, P
waves in earthquakes.…read more

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Quick Clip
...…read more

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Wavefront ­ a line
joining all points on the
surface of a wave which
are IN PHASE (in step
with each other)…read more

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Wavelength ­ the
shortest distance
between two
wavefronts with
identical phase.…read more

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Period T (s) ­ the
shortest time interval
between two
wavefronts with
identical phase.…read more

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Frequency f (Hz) ­ the
number of oscillations
(or waves passing a
fixed point) every
second.…read more


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