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  • Characteristics of Waves
    • Wave - rhythmic disturbance that carry energy through matter or space.
    • There are 2 types of waves
    • Transverse Waves
    • Compressional or Longitudinal
    • Transverse wave- the medium moves at right angles to the direction that the wave travels. Ex: shaking a rope
    • Part of a transverse wave
    • Crest - highest point of the wave
    • Troughs - lowest point of the wave
    • Medium - material through which a wave transfers energy. It can be solid, liquid or gas
    • Amplitude - the distance from the crest (or trough) of the wave to the rest position of the medium.
  • Medium Crest Trough
    • Wavelength - the distance between the point of 1 wave to the same point on another wave.
    Medium
    • Frequency - the number of wave crests that pass on place in a second.
    • -It is measured in hertz. (Hz)
    • Compressional or Longitudinal waves- the matter vibrates in the same direction as the wave travels.
    • Ex: a spring
    • Compression - crowded area (when the spring is together)
    • Rarefaction- expanded area (when the spring is apart)
    • Wavelength- made up of 1 compression and 1 rarefaction.