The cork did not move across the pan of water, because the water particles in which the cork was floating did not move forward with the wave that was created by the pencil.
The water particles rose and fell as the wave passed over them but did not move forward.
Since the water particles did not move, the question is, what did move??? Energy Moved
The energy came from the pencil being pushed up and down in the water. Remember that a wave is a traveling disturbance that carries energy from one place to another.
An object that is vibrating is moving, and a moving object has energy …what kind?? ___________ Energy was given to the rope by moving your hand. Wind blowing back and forth over the ocean creates ocean waves. The matter that a wave travels through is called a medium .
Water is a medium for ocean waves, the rope was a medium for the waves we created, and air is a medium for sound waves. There are 2 main types of waves: Transverse waves, and Longitudinal waves. Transverse waves look like: Longitudinal waves look like:
Waves that require a medium are Mechanical waves Waves that do not depend on a medium are electromagnetic waves.
Destructive Interference happens when the crests of one wave and the troughs of another wave overlap. When the waves involved in destructive interference have the same amplitude and meet each other at just the right time, the result is no wave at all.
Standing Waves are waves that appear to be standing still . A standing wave only looks as if it is standing still. Waves are actually going in both directions.
Resonance happens when an object vibrating at or near the resonant frequency of a second object causes the second object to vibrate.