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AS AQA A Physics waves key terms
Wave speed (ms
Maximum displacement of a vibrating particle from its mean/equilibrium postion.
Least distance between two adjacent points that are in phase.
Time for one complete cycle.
Number of cycles per unit time.
When the particles in a material are bunched together (high pressure).
When the particles in a material are widely spaced (low pressure).
Maximum [amplitude?] of a wave
The minimum [amplitude] of a wave.
Position about which an oscillator oscillates.
Phase (radians of degrees)
How far an oscillator is through a cycle.
Difference between the phases of two waves/oscillators.
Displacement is parallel to the direction of energy transfer.
Displacement is perpendicular to the energy transfer.
Point on the direction of the energy transfer.
Perpendicular to the wavefronts.
Parts of a wave that are moving together with the same phase.