A height of a wave crest or the depth of a wave trough, as measured from its rest position
Amplitude
A type of wave that travels trough empty space and transfers energy from one place to another
Light
Has the highest energy and frequency and the shortest wavelength portion of the electromagnetic spectrum
Gamma rays
An object (eg. mirror) that curves inward
Concave
Light passes through freely
Transparent
occurs when light is blocked in specific areas
Shadows
Allows no light to pass through
Opaque
A model that shows light as a straight line or ray that shows the path as it travels including reflection off mirrors or refracting through lenses
Ray Model of Light
Old model that light was fast moving tiny particles eventually absorbed by the eye
Particle Model of Light
Allows some light to pass through but not all
Translucent
The capacity to apply a force over a distance
Energy
The number or repetitive motions, or oscillations, that occur in a given time
Frequency
lowest point in a wave
Trough
the matter waves travel through
Medium
the method frequency is measured in
HERTZ
Push or pull on an object
Force
The level of water that has no waves
Rest Position
When light waves strike an object and bounce off
Reflectoin
A wave you can see
VisibleLight
Pictures light travelling as a wave
Wave Model Of Light
Range of colors of frequencies of visible light
Spectrum
The bending/changing direction of a wave as it passes from one material to another
Refraction
the ray that approaches a surface
INCIDENT
The ray that bounces off a surface
Reflected
imaginary line perpendicular to the surface being struck by light
Normal
angle between incident ray and the normal line
Angle of Incidence
angle between the reflected ray and the normal line
Angle of Reflection
incident angle must equal the reflected angle
Law of Reflection
Illusion formed by refraction of light through air
Mirage
a property of a material which light passes through (The more dense the slower the light goes through)
Optically Dense

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