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Flashcards - Wave Characteristics & Phenomena

Flashcards - Wave Characteristics & Phenomena
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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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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
reflection
Reflection is the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated
transmittance
Transmittance of the surface of a material is its effectiveness in transmitting radiant energy
refracted
Refraction is the change in direction of propagation of a wave due to a change in its transmission medium

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