# page 57 Wave basics

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what are longitudinal waves?
In longitudinal waves the vibrations are parallel to the direction of energy transfer
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Give examples of longitudinal waves
Examples of longitudinal waves are: 1. Sound waves and ultrasound. 2. Shock waves e.g. seismic waves] 3. Slinky spring when you push the end
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What is the speed of light?
Speed of light = 3x10(8) m/s
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What is the symbol for wave length
lambda
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what does the speed of the wave usually depend on?
The speed of a wave is usually independent of the frequency or amplitude of the wave
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how do you measure the wave length on a longitudinal wave?
Measure the centre of the compression to the next centre of compression
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What is a compression?
Areas where the particles are closer together
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What is a rarefaction?
Areas where the particles are further apart
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Give examples of longitudinal waves

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Examples of longitudinal waves are: 1. Sound waves and ultrasound. 2. Shock waves e.g. seismic waves] 3. Slinky spring when you push the end

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What is the speed of light?

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What is the symbol for wave length

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what does the speed of the wave usually depend on?

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