Physics P1 Waves

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  • Created on: 28-03-16 12:29
Amplitude:
Maximum disturbance caused by a wave
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Wavelength:
Distance between corresponding points on 2 successive disturbances
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Frequency:
Number of waves produced in one second
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Transverse:
Perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer
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Longitudinal:
Vibrations are parallel to the direction of energy transfer
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Refraction:
When waves cross a boundary (bend)
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Diffraction:
When waves move through a gap they spread out
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Reflection:
Angle of Incidence = Angle of reflection
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Reflection:
Incident ray > normal (90') > reflected ray
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EM Spectrum
R > M > IR > VL > UV > X > G
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Distance between corresponding points on 2 successive disturbances

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Wavelength:

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Number of waves produced in one second

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Card 4

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Perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer

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Card 5

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Vibrations are parallel to the direction of energy transfer

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