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WavesWaves
• A disturbance that carriesA disturbance that carries
energy through matter orenergy through matter or
empty s...
WavesWaves
• Materials canMaterials can waveswaves
• Absorb- “soak up” or blockAbsorb- “soak up” or block
• Transmit- allo...
WavesWaves
• Many waves require aMany waves require a
medium-medium-
• the matter through which athe matter through which ...
Mechanical WavesMechanical Waves
•Waves that require/moveWaves that require/move
through a mediumthrough a medium
•Sound, ...
Electromagnetic WavesElectromagnetic Waves
• Waves thatWaves that do notdo not require arequire a
mediummedium
• Travel th...
Transverse WavesTransverse Waves
• Motion of theMotion of the
particles isparticles is
perpendicularperpendicular
to the m...
Transverse WavesTransverse Waves
• Crest- the highest point on aCrest- the highest point on a
transverse wavetransverse wa...
Transverse Wave
Crest
Transverse WavesTransverse Waves
•Trough- lowest part of aTrough- lowest part of a
transverse wavetransverse wave
Write in...
Transverse Wave
Trough
Transverse WavesTransverse Waves
•Amplitude- half the verticalAmplitude- half the vertical
distance between a crestdistanc...
Transverse Wave
Amplitude
Transverse WavesTransverse Waves
•Wavelength- distanceWavelength- distance
from one crest to anotherfrom one crest to anot...
Transverse Wave
Wavelength
Longitudinal WavesLongitudinal Waves
• ParticlesParticles
vibratevibrate
parallel to theparallel to the
wave motionwave mo...
Longitudinal Waves
• Compressions- bunched up areas
Compressio
n
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Longitudinal Waves
• Rarefactions- the stretched out
areas
Rarefaction
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Longitudinal Waves
• Wavelength- distance between two
compressions or between two
rarefactions
Wavelength
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foldable
FrequencyFrequency
• How manyHow many
crests orcrests or
troughstroughs
pass by inpass by in
a unit ofa unit of
timetime
W...
PeriodPeriod
• Time itTime it
takes to gotakes to go
from crestfrom crest
to crest, orto crest, or
trough totrough to
trou...
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  1. 1. WavesWaves • A disturbance that carriesA disturbance that carries energy through matter orenergy through matter or empty spaceempty space • Can transfer energyCan transfer energy • Can transform energyCan transform energy Write in notebook
  2. 2. WavesWaves • Materials canMaterials can waveswaves • Absorb- “soak up” or blockAbsorb- “soak up” or block • Transmit- allow to passTransmit- allow to pass throughthrough • Reflect- “bounce off” or re-Reflect- “bounce off” or re- directdirect Write in notebook
  3. 3. WavesWaves • Many waves require aMany waves require a medium-medium- • the matter through which athe matter through which a wave moveswave moves Write in notebook
  4. 4. Mechanical WavesMechanical Waves •Waves that require/moveWaves that require/move through a mediumthrough a medium •Sound, ocean waves,Sound, ocean waves, earthquake wavesearthquake waves Write in foldable
  5. 5. Electromagnetic WavesElectromagnetic Waves • Waves thatWaves that do notdo not require arequire a mediummedium • Travel through empty spaceTravel through empty space • Light waves, radio waves,Light waves, radio waves, ultraviolet light wavesultraviolet light waves Write in foldable
  6. 6. Transverse WavesTransverse Waves • Motion of theMotion of the particles isparticles is perpendicularperpendicular to the motion ofto the motion of the wavethe wave • Ocean wavesOcean waves Write in foldable
  7. 7. Transverse WavesTransverse Waves • Crest- the highest point on aCrest- the highest point on a transverse wavetransverse wave Write in foldable
  8. 8. Transverse Wave Crest
  9. 9. Transverse WavesTransverse Waves •Trough- lowest part of aTrough- lowest part of a transverse wavetransverse wave Write in foldable
  10. 10. Transverse Wave Trough
  11. 11. Transverse WavesTransverse Waves •Amplitude- half the verticalAmplitude- half the vertical distance between a crestdistance between a crest and a troughand a trough Write in foldable
  12. 12. Transverse Wave Amplitude
  13. 13. Transverse WavesTransverse Waves •Wavelength- distanceWavelength- distance from one crest to anotherfrom one crest to another Write in foldable
  14. 14. Transverse Wave Wavelength
  15. 15. Longitudinal WavesLongitudinal Waves • ParticlesParticles vibratevibrate parallel to theparallel to the wave motionwave motion • Sound wavesSound waves Write in foldable
  16. 16. Longitudinal Waves • Compressions- bunched up areas Compressio n Write in foldable
  17. 17. Longitudinal Waves • Rarefactions- the stretched out areas Rarefaction Write in foldable
  18. 18. Longitudinal Waves • Wavelength- distance between two compressions or between two rarefactions Wavelength Write in foldable
  19. 19. FrequencyFrequency • How manyHow many crests orcrests or troughstroughs pass by inpass by in a unit ofa unit of timetime Write in notebook
  20. 20. PeriodPeriod • Time itTime it takes to gotakes to go from crestfrom crest to crest, orto crest, or trough totrough to troughtrough Write in notebook
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