Things that are like hills on the ocean
Waves
The length from one wave to another
Wavelength
A wave that travels through a medium
Mechanical wave
Travels through air,water, and walls
Medium
Wave made from an earthquake
Seismic waves
Motion of medium perpendicular to motion of wave
Transverse wave
The tip top of a wave
Crest
The bottom of a wave
Trough
Height of a wave
Amplitude
Speed of a wave
Frequency
It is a longitudinal wave
Compressional wave
How close together parts of a wave are
Compression
How lose and contracted the waves are from one another
Rarefaction
Vibrates up or down or side to side
Transverse
move in and out as a series of compressions and rarefactions.
Longitudinal
move in circular motion. They are combination waves that move both ways (Transverse and longitudinal)
Surface waves
Light waves that do not require a medium to travel through.(free of particles)
Electromagnetic
Empty Space - the absence of matter
Vacuum
Light waves are transverse waves which are the only electromagnetic waves that a visible to the human eye.
Light waves
Sound is the disturbance that travels through a medium as a longitudinal wave.
Sound waves