A periodic disturbance in a solid, liquid, or gas as energy is transmitted through a medium.
Substance through which a wave can travel.
A wave in which the particles of the medium move perpendicularly to the direction the wave is traveling.
A wave in which the particles of the medium vibrate parallel to the direction of wave motion.
A combination of longitudinal and transverse waves. Particles move in a circulation motion.
A longitudinal wave that is caused by vibrations and that travels through a material medium.
Waves that need a medium.
Light waves. Do not require a medium.
Highest point on a transverse wave.
Lowest point between each crest.
Part of a longitudinal wave where th particles are crowded.
Part where the particles are spread apart.
The point where the particles of a medium stay when there are no disturbances.
The maximum distance that the particles of a wave's medium vibrate from their rest position.
The distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave.
The number of waves produced in a given amount of time.
The speed at which a wave travels through a medium.
The bouncing back of a ray of light, sound, or heat when the ray hits a surface which the speed of the wave differs.
The bending of a wave as the wave passes between two substances in which the speed of the wave differs.
A change in the direction of a wave when the wave finds an obstacle or an edge, such as an opening.
The combinaton of 2 or more waves that results in a single wave.
When the crests of one wave overlap the crests of another wave or waves.
When the crests of one wave and the troughs of another wave overlap.
A pattern of vibration that simulates a wave that is standing still.
A phenomenon that occurs when 2 objects naturally vibrate at the same frequency; the sound produced by one object causes the other object to vibrate.