• Created by: pladoo
  • Created on: 31-10-19 17:30


Waves transfer energy


  • Particles back and forwards in the same direction the energy is being transferred
  • Sound


  • Particle move side to side in the direction 90 degrees to the direction of the energy
  • Electromagnetic spectrum, 
  • water ripples

 Properties of waves

Amplitude The distance between the normal and the peak of the wave

Wavelength - The distance between have cycles 

Wave speed

The frequency of a wave is the number of waves passing a point each second

T = 1 / f

V = f x wavelength 

Waves hitting an object

a wave can either be absorbed or reflected if it reflected it bounces away from the same angle it came in…


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