- Created by: a.shaikh
- Created on: 05-10-17 09:56
P5 - Waves in Matter
P5.1.1:(Waves and their properties):
A wave is an ocsillation that transfers energy. Vibrations in your vocal cords produce sound waves. Microphones in your phone also work in a similar way - electromagnetic waves are used to communicate between the two phones. Sound and water waves are mechanical waves - and need a medium (matter) to travel through. Electromagnetic waves do not.
Sound waves are longitudinal, longitudinal waves - the particles of the medium move parallel to the wav's direction of travel (think of a spring) - motion of the particles is along the long…