# physics

• Created by: lorecia15
• Created on: 21-05-18 12:16
longitudinal waves
when the particles vibrate in the same direction (are parallel) to the direction of travel. sound travels as longitudinal waves
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transverse waves
the particles vibrate at right angles to the direction that the wave is travelling. elctroagnetic waves including light, are transverse waves
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wavelength
the wavelength is the distance between two successive crests or troughs
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amplitude
the amplitude is the maximum height of a wave
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frequency
the frequency is the number of waves passing a particular point in one second
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the wave equation
speed=frequency x wavelength
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### Card 2

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the particles vibrate at right angles to the direction that the wave is travelling. elctroagnetic waves including light, are transverse waves

transverse waves

### Card 3

#### Front

the wavelength is the distance between two successive crests or troughs

### Card 4

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the amplitude is the maximum height of a wave

### Card 5

#### Front

the frequency is the number of waves passing a particular point in one second

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