# Medical Physics

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What are the two types of waves
Longitudinal and transverse
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The equation to find out velocity
velocity= wavelength x frequency
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What is a transverse wave
Displacement of particles is at a right angle to the direction of the travel in a wave motion
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How does a transverse wave travel
Wave of energy that travels down a rope- style
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What is a longitudinal wave
Displacement of particles is in a line with, or parallel to, the direction of the travel of the wave motion
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What is Amplitude
total distance between the crest of a wave and the centre line
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What is wavelength
distance between one part of the wave and the next part which is exactly the same stage of vibration
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What is frequency
number of complete waves passing a point each second
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### Card 2

#### Front

The equation to find out velocity

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velocity= wavelength x frequency

### Card 3

#### Front

What is a transverse wave

### Card 4

#### Front

How does a transverse wave travel

### Card 5

#### Front

What is a longitudinal wave