Chapter 16: Waves

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Chapter 16: Waves
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8th grade physical science chapter 16 waves
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Vocabulary for Mrs. Kinney's 'tic tac toe' project.
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  1. Occurs when waves bend around an object.
    Diffraction
  2. Two waves join to form a resultant of a wave of lower amplitude.
    Destructive Interference
  3. A change in direction that a wave experiences when it bounces off of a barrier between two mediums.
    Reflection
  4. Bottom of a transverse wave
    Trough
  5. Waves that have the same direction of vibration as their direction of travel.
    Compressional Waves
  6. Waves that do not require a medium to pass through.
    Electromagnetic Waves
  7. The change in direction & change in velocity that a wave experiences when it leaves one medium and goes into another.
    Refraction
  8. The part of a compressional wave when the particles are spread apart.
    Rarefaction
  9. Two waves join to form a wave of greater or lower amplitude.
    Interference 
  10. A great sea wave produced especially by submarine earth movement or volcanic eruption.
    Tsunami
  11. The height of a waves crest.
    Amplitude
  12. Two waves join to form a result of a wave of greater amplitude.
    Constructive Interference
  13. Waves that require a medium to pass through.
    Mechanical Wave
  14. Number of crests or troughs of a wave that pass a given point in a specified period of time, usually 1s.
    Frequency
  15. The distance between successive crests of a wave.
    Wavelength
  16. The speed in which waves travel.
    Wave speed
  17. The top of a transverse wave.
    Crest
  18. A wave where the vibrating element moves in a direction perpendicular to the direction of a wave.
    Transverse
  19. A material waves can pass through.
    Medium
  20. A rhythmic disturbance that carries energy and matter.
    Wave

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