Features of Waves

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Electromagnetic Radiation
Energy travelling as waves in the form of changing electrical and magnetic fields
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Frequency
Number of waves produced each second. The unit of frequency is hertz, 'Hz'
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Infrared
Radiation which transfers heat energy. Part of the electromagnetic spectrum with a longer wavelength than light
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Magnitude
The size of an object in comparison to other objects of a similar kind
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Microwave
Electromagnetic radiation with a frequency between visible light and radio waves.
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Oscillation
Vibration
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Radio waves
Low frequency electromagnetic radiation used to transmit information such as television and radio.
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Seismic waves
Shock waves travelling through the Earth, usually caused by an Earthquake.
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Trough
The bottommost point of a wave
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Wavelength
A single wavelength, measured from one wave crest to the next.
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Number of waves produced each second. The unit of frequency is hertz, 'Hz'

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Frequency

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Radiation which transfers heat energy. Part of the electromagnetic spectrum with a longer wavelength than light

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Card 4

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The size of an object in comparison to other objects of a similar kind

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Card 5

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Electromagnetic radiation with a frequency between visible light and radio waves.

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