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WAVELENGTH
The distance from one peak to the next peak.
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FREQUENCY
How many complete waves there are per second (measured in Hertz)
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AMPLITUDE
The heigh of the wave from the mid-line to the peak.
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SPEED EQUATIONS
Speed= Frequency x Wavelength OR Speed= Distance/ Time
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TRANSVERSE WAVES
The vibrations are at 90° to the direction of travel.
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EXAMPLES OF TRANVERSE WAVES
All waves on the electromagnetic spectrum including light and S-Waves.
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LONGITUDINAL WAVES
The vibrations are along the same direction as the wave is travelling.
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EXAMPLES OF LONGITUDINAL WAVES
Sound, ultrasound and P-Waves.
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What do waves do?
Waves transfer energy and information without transferring matter.
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OSCILLOSCOPES
Always show things as tranverse waves- even sound
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How many complete waves there are per second (measured in Hertz)

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FREQUENCY

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The heigh of the wave from the mid-line to the peak.

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Card 4

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Speed= Frequency x Wavelength OR Speed= Distance/ Time

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Card 5

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The vibrations are at 90° to the direction of travel.

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