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Flashcards - Properties of Waves

Flashcards - Properties of Waves
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Doppler effect
The Doppler effect is the change in frequency or wavelength of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source
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Sound waves
In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water
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transverse wave
A transverse wave is a moving wave that consists of oscillations occurring perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer
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rarefaction
Rarefaction is the reduction of an item's density, the opposite of compression
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frequency
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time
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wave cycle
In physics, a wave is an oscillation accompanied by a transfer of energy that travels through a medium
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wave cycle
In physics, a wave is an oscillation accompanied by a transfer of energy that travels through a medium
frequency
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time
rarefaction
Rarefaction is the reduction of an item's density, the opposite of compression
transverse wave
A transverse wave is a moving wave that consists of oscillations occurring perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer
Sound waves
In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water
Doppler effect
The Doppler effect is the change in frequency or wavelength of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source
photon
A photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of all forms of electromagnetic radiation including light
resonance
In physics, resonance is a phenomenon in which a vibrating system or external force drives another system to oscillate with greater amplitude at a specific preferential frequency
blue shift
A blueshift is any decrease in wavelength, with a corresponding increase in frequency, of an electromagnetic wave; the opposite effect is referred to as redshift
sonic boom
A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock waves created by an object traveling through the air faster than the speed of sound
photoelectric effect
The photoelectric effect or photoemission is the production of electrons or other free carriers when light is shone onto a material
wave-particle duality
Wave–particle duality is the concept that every elementary particle or quantic entity may be partly described in terms not only of particles, but also of waves
speed
In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity ; it is thus a scalar quantity

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