Physics P1 Keywords

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Geohazard
A natural hazard. e.g. floods and hurricanes
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Seismograph
An instrument located on Earth that detects earthquake waves
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Refraction
The change in direction and speed of a wave as it passes from one medium to another
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Longitudinal waves
AKA P waves. Vibrate back and forth about its normal position
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Transverse waves
AKA S waves. Vibrates up and down about its normal position
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Formula for wave speed
Wave speed(m/s) = Frequency (Hz) x Wavelength(m)
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Formula for distance a wave travels
Distance(m) = Wave speed(m/s) x Time(s)
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An instrument located on Earth that detects earthquake waves

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Seismograph

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The change in direction and speed of a wave as it passes from one medium to another

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Card 4

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AKA P waves. Vibrate back and forth about its normal position

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Card 5

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AKA S waves. Vibrates up and down about its normal position

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Izzy Mason

2 of these are irrelevant and formulas get given in exams

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