Waves

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What are waves?
Waves are vibrations that transfer energy from place to place
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Some waves must travel through a substance, what is this substance?
A medium and it can be a liquid, solid or gas
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Complete this sentence: Longitudinal waves show...
Areas of compression and rarefration
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What is amplitude?
From the line in the middle to the top or bottom of the wave
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What is the wavelength?
The distance between a point on one wave and the same point on the next
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What is the frequency?
The number of waves produced by a source per second
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What is the symbol for wavelenth?
m
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What is refraction?
When a wave is moving into a substance and it changes direction
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What is diffraction?
When waves go through a gap in a barrier they spread out
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Complete this sentence: The angle of incidence equals....
The angle of reflection
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What kind of waves are sound?
Longitudinal
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With sound, what happens when the amplitude gets higher?
The sound gets louder
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With sound, what happens when the frequency gets higher?
The pitch gets higher
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Complete this sentence: The shorter the wavelength of the light....
The more it is refracted
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Complete this sentence: All types of electromagnetic waves travel....
At the same speed through a vaccum
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Some waves must travel through a substance, what is this substance?

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A medium and it can be a liquid, solid or gas

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Complete this sentence: Longitudinal waves show...

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What is amplitude?

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What is the wavelength?

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