Waves

Amplitude
The maximum displacement from the equilibrium position
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Wavelength
The minimum distance between two points on a wave oscillating in phase
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T (Period)
Time to produce one wave
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Diffraction
The spreading out of waves as they pass through a gap
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Superposition
When 2 waves are in the same place at the same time, interference occurs. The resultant displacement is the vector sum of the individual displacements of each wave.
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Card 2

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The minimum distance between two points on a wave oscillating in phase

Back

Wavelength

Card 3

Front

Time to produce one wave

Back

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Card 4

Front

The spreading out of waves as they pass through a gap

Back

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Card 5

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When 2 waves are in the same place at the same time, interference occurs. The resultant displacement is the vector sum of the individual displacements of each wave.

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