transfers energy through a medium.
mechanical waves
the highest point above the equilibrium
Crest
the lowest point below the equilibrium
Trough
distance from the equilibrium to the position to a crest or a trough
amplitude
distance between any two repeating points in a wave
wavelength
time it takes for an object to complete a cycle of motion.
period
number of cycles or vibration per unit of time.
Frequency
a disturbance that transfers energy
waves
the unit that period is measured in.
seconds
the unit that frequency is measured in.
Hertz
the line where the wave goes through.
Equilibrium
the energy moves through distance in the electromagnetic field
electromagnetic waves
Greek letter that means wavelength
Lamda
a type of mechanical wave that makes a perpendicular line
transverse
a wave vibrating in the direction of propagation
longitudinal wave
mechanical wave that propagates along the interface between differing media, usually as a gravity wave between two fluids with different densities
surface wave
what is medium when dealing with waves
matter
a field of force that consists of both electric and magnetic components, resulting from the motion of an electric charge and containing a definite amount of electromagnetic energy.
electromagnetic field
the unit that waves speed are measured
meters per seconds
the unit that wavelength are measured.
meters