WAVES

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DISPLACEMENT
is the distance moved by the particle from its equilibrium position.
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AMPLITUDE
is the maximum displacement of the particle from its equilibrium position.
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WAVELENGTH
is the distance between 2 successive points on a wave which are in phase with one another.
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PERIOD
is the time taken for a particle on the wave to complete one oscillation.
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FREQUENCY
is the number of complete oscillations that pass through a given point in 1 second. (Units: Hertz(Hz) or s-1)
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COMPRESSION
is a region where particles are close to one another. (High pressure)
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RAREFACTION
is a region where the particles are further apart. (Low pressure)
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PHASE DIFFERENCE (φ)
between two particles or two waves tells us how much a particle (or wave) is in front or behind another particle (or wave).
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INTENSITY
is the rate of transfer of energy per unit area perpendicular to the direction of travel of the wave.
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is the maximum displacement of the particle from its equilibrium position.

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AMPLITUDE

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is the distance between 2 successive points on a wave which are in phase with one another.

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is the time taken for a particle on the wave to complete one oscillation.

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is the number of complete oscillations that pass through a given point in 1 second. (Units: Hertz(Hz) or s-1)

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