# Waves

All waves transfer energy without transferring matter. Waves can either be transverse or longitudinal.

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• Created by: Olivia
• Created on: 03-05-13 19:58
What is the wavelength?
The length of one complete wave
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What is the wavelength mesaured in?
Metres
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What is the amplitude?
The height from the middle of the wave to the top/bottom
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Frequency is the number of waves per second. What is it measured in?
Hertz
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When oscilliations are at right angles to the direction of energy transfer it is called...
a transverse wave
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Longitudinal waves have...
Rarefractions and compressions
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Light and water are what types of waves?
Transverse
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Wave speed=frequency times what?
wavelength
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What is the wavelength mesaured in?

Metres

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When oscilliations are at right angles to the direction of energy transfer it is called...