Physics GCSE - Glossary

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Wave
A disturbance that transfers energy through matter or empty space
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Wavelength
The distance from one crest to another
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Amplitude
Maximum distance from mid position measure of energy
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Frequency
Number of waves or cycles per second
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Time Period
Time taken for one whole wave to pass a point (time for one cycle)
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Transverse Wave
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is travelling
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Longitudinal Wave
A wave in which the particles of the medium move back and forth along the path that the wave moves
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The distance from one crest to another

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Wavelength

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Maximum distance from mid position measure of energy

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Card 4

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Number of waves or cycles per second

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Card 5

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Time taken for one whole wave to pass a point (time for one cycle)

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