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  1. periodic back-and-forth motion, or oscillation, that transmits energy
    wave
  2. the substance, such as water or air, through which a wave transfers its energy
    medium
  3. waves in which particles of the transmitting medium oscillate at right angles to the direction of wave travel
    Transverse waves
  4. waves in which particles of the transmitting medium oscillate in the direction of wave motion
    Longitudinal waves
  5. which pulse begins traveling through the springs
    compression pulse
  6. which pulse consisting of a portion of the spring in which the coils are spread out
    rarefaction pulse
  7. length of a single wave
    wavelength
  8. the number of waves that pass a given point per unit time
    frequency
  9. time needed for one cycle to pass
    period
  10. the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection
    law of reflection
  11. bending of the path of a wave as a result of a change in wave speed
    refraction
  12. what behavior allows a wave to travel around obstacles and corners
    diffraction
  13. the reinforcement or cancellation that occurs when two or more waves meet
    interference
  14. vibrations traveling through a medium in the form of longitudinal pressure waves
    Sound
  15. strength of a sound wave
    Intensity
  16. effect of intensity on the way the human ear perceives sound
    loudness
  17. unit smaller than a bel
    decibel
  18. effect of frequency on the way the human ear perceives sound
    pitch
  19. sound that can be heard
    audible sound
  20. pitches below the audible range
    infrasonic sounds
  21. pitches above the audible range
    ultrasonic sounds
  22. change infrequency caused by an object's motion
    Doppler effect
  23. speeds above the speed of sound
    supersonic
  24. violent compression pulse
    shock wave
  25. what is it called when the shock wave reaches the ear
    sonic boom

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Science 11
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2017-02-08 22:47:00
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A Beka, 10th grade science, waves
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