# Chapter 16: Waves

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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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 Author: oboe.beast ID: 192331 Filename: Chapter 16: Waves Updated: 2013-01-12 02:45:52 Tags: 8th grade physical science chapter 16 waves Folders: Description: Vocabulary for Mrs. Kinney's 'tic tac toe' project. Show Answers:

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