# Wave Definitions

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Define Wavelength
The distance between two adjacent points on a wave that have the same amplitude and are moving in the same direction.
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Define Amplitude
It's the maximum displacement from its equilibrium position.
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Define Longitudinal Wave
The oscillations are parallel to the direction of travel.
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Define Rarefaction
An area on a longitudinal wave where particles are furtherest apart.
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Define Wavespeed
The distance in metres (m) travelled by the wave in one second.
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Define Time Period
The period of wave, vibration or oscillation is the time required to complete a full cycle. T = 1/f
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Define Oscillation
A regular repetitive motions
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Define Transverse Waves
The oscillations are at right angles to the direction of travel.
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Define Displacement
The shortest distance off a particle from the equilibrium position. Can be positive or negative and is vector quantity.
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Define Frequency
The number of waves produced in second(s) or the number of waves that pass a point each second.
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Define Compression
An area on a longitudinal wave where the particles are closest together.
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## Other cards in this set

### Card 2

Define Amplitude

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It's the maximum displacement from its equilibrium position.

### Card 3

#### Front

Define Longitudinal Wave

### Card 4

#### Front

Define Rarefaction

Define Wavespeed