# Waves

• Created by: Geotp
• Created on: 14-04-17 11:24
What is a longitudinal wave?
Waves where the vibrations are in the same direction as the wave motion
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What is a transverse wave?
When the vibrations are at right angles to the wave motion
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What is the difference between electromagnetic and mechanical waves?
Electromagnetic waves don't need a medium to travel through eg. light, mehcanical waves need a medium (particles)
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What is amplitude?
Height of a wave
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What is wavelength?
The length of one complete wave
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What is the wave equation?
Wavespeed=frequency x wavelength
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What is the equation for frequency?
Frequency=number of waves passed/time
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## Other cards in this set

### Card 2

#### Front

What is a transverse wave?

#### Back

When the vibrations are at right angles to the wave motion

### Card 3

#### Front

What is the difference between electromagnetic and mechanical waves?

### Card 4

#### Front

What is amplitude?

### Card 5

#### Front

What is wavelength?