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Description

The natural frequency a mass vibrates the most with the least decay Resonance
Interference where the TOP of one wave mixes with BOTTOM of another Cancellation
Interference where the TOP of one wave mixes with the TOP of another Reinforcement
Force on a surface area (Micropascals) Pressure
Expended energy (erg or Joule) Work
Capacity to exert a force (watt) Power
Length from a point on one wave to the same point on the next Period
Distance from rest to furthest point away in a wave Amplitude
A wave of constant amplitude and period Sinusoidal
The lowest frequency in a complex sound (First word) Fundamental
The second highest wave in a complex sound is the 2nd _____________ Harmonic
The second highest wave in a complex sound is the 1st _____________ Overtone
Perceived highness or lowness of a sound Pitch
Experience of intensity of a sound Loudness
Finding the source of a sound Localization
A sound is so loud, it blocks another Masking
Resistance to passing on sound energy Impedance
Gradual decay (becoming weak) of a wave Damping
Synonym for amplitude Intensity
The amount of periods or cycles over a time Frequency

Waves,sound,and light Crossword

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Description

is a lens that possesses at least one surface that curves inwards concave lens
involve the transport of energy without the transport of matte waves
s a wave that is an oscillation of matter, and therefore transfers energy through a medium. mechanical wave
oscillates perpendicular to the axis along which the wave travels transverse wave
is a region in a longitudinal wave where the particles are closest together. compressional wave
hat are propagated by simultaneous periodic variations of electric and magnetic field intensity electromagnetic waves
the maximum extent of a vibration or oscillation, measured from the position of equilibrium. amplitude
distance between one peak or crest of a wave and the next peak or crest. wavelength
common unit of frequency is the hertz (Hz), corresponding to one crest per second. frequency
The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. reflection
typically accompanied by interference between the wave forms produced. diffraction
he process in which two or more light, sound, or electromagnetic waves of the same frequency combine to reinforce or cancel each other interference
is the characteristic of a sound that is primarily a psycho-physiological correlate of physical strength (amplitude). loudness
a sound is determined by the rate of vibration, or frequency, of the sound wave. pitch
a sound or series of sounds caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface back to the listener. echo
an increase (or decrease) in the frequency of sound, light, or other waves as the source and observer move toward (or away from) each other Doppler effect
a typical example: "the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships music
which a system oscillates when not subjected to a continuous or repeated external force. natural frequency
ncrease in amplitude of oscillation of an electric resonance
ncrease in amplitude of oscillation of an electric fundamental frequency
that is a part of the harmonic series above a fundamental note and may be heard with it. overtone
series above a fundamental note and may be heard with it. overtones
prolongaprolongation of a sound; resonance. reverberation
vibrates in response to sound waves; the tympanic membrane. eardrum
one of the waves that are propagated by simultaneous periodic variations of electric and magnetic field intensity electromagnet wave
energy that travels by waves or particles, particularly electromagnetic radiation such as heat or x-rays. radiant energy
an electromagnetic wave of a frequency between about 104 and 1011 or 1012 Hz, as used for long-distance communication radio waves
light rays which are longer than light but shorter than radio waves. Electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between infrared waves
a form of electromagnetic (EM) radiation, as are radio waves, infrared radiation, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and microwaves. visible light
in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where wavelengths are just shorter than those of ordinary, visible violet light but longer than those of x-rays. ultraviolet radiation
stream of such photons used for their penetrating power in radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research. xrays
penetrating electromagnetic radiation of a kind arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei. gamma rays
a high-frequency electromagnetic wave modulated in amplitude or frequency to convey a signal. carrier waves
system of satellites, computers, and receivers that is able to determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by calculating the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver. global positioning system
he range of wavelengths or frequencies over which electromagnetic radiation extends. electromagnetic spectrum
the range of wavelengths electromagnetic spectrum

Waves and Sound Crossword

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Description

A means of transferring energy from one point to another wave
Particles on the wave vibrate perpendicular to the direction that the wave is moving transverse wave
Particles on these waves vibrate parallel to the direction that the wave is moving (through a series of compressions and rarefactions) longitudinal
Require a medium to travel through (Ex: water waves and sound waves)  mechanical
Do not require a medium (ex: light and radio waves) electromagnetic
The distance from a point on one wave to the identical point on the next wave (crest to crest) wavelength
The number of waves passing each second; it is measured in Hertz frequency
Maximum displacement of a wave from the rest position or the size of the wave or how large the wave is amplitude
Waves will bounce off barriers an angle equal to the angle they strike the barrier reflection
Bending of a wave as it passes at an angle into another medium refraction
Bending of waves around barriers (this occurs to a greater degree with longer waves such as sound) diffraction
Waves add as they meet Constructive
The waves partly or completely cancel as they pass destructive
Change in frequency is heard when the source of sound and the person receiving the sound are in relative motion doppler effect
material through which a wave travels medium
Unit of measurement for frequency hertz
a disturbance that travels through a medium as a longitudinal wave sound
perception of the frequency of sound pitch
The high point of a wave. crest
The low point of a wave trough

Waves and Wave Properties Crossword

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Description

A disturbance of particles that transports energy without moving matter. Wave
The distance of one crest of a wave to another. Wave length
The top point of a wave. Crest
The bottom of a wave. Trough
Depends on the type of medium the wave travels through. Speed
The distance of a wave from its resting position. Amplitude
Moves energy through matter. Mechanical Wave
A wave that moves perpendicular to the direction it's going. Transverse wave
A wave that moves parallel to the direction it is going. Longitudinal Wave
The number of times a wave passes a certain point a second. Frequency
The change in direction of a wave passing from one medium to another caused by its change in speed. Refraction
A region in a longitudinal wave where the particles are closest together. Compressions
A region in a longitudinal wave where the particles are furthest apart. Rarefactions
The perception on how high or low a sound is. Pitch

WAVES CROSSWORD

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Crossword
Description

A DISTURBANCE THAT TRANSFERS ENERGY FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER WITHOUT TRANSFERRING MATTER WAVE
A WAVE THAT CAN ONLY TRAVEL THROUGH MATTER MECHANICAL WAVE
A MATERIAL IN WHICH WAVE TRAVEL MEDIUM
THE HIGHEST POINT ON A TRANSVERSE WAVE CREST
THE LOWEST POINT OF A TRANSVERSE WAVE TROUGH
A TRANSVERSE WAVE THAT CAN TRAVEL THROUGH EMPTY SPACE AND MATTER ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE
THE MAXIMUM DISTANCE A WAVE FROM ITS REST POSITION AMPLITUDE
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ONE POINT ON A WAVE FIND THE NEAREST POINT JUST LIKE IT WAVELENGTH
THE NUMBER OF WAVELENGTHS THAT PASS BY A POINT EACH SECOND FREQUENCY
THE TRANSFER OF ENERGY FROM A WAVE TO THE MEDIUM THROUGH WHICH IT TRAVELS ABSORPTION
THE PASSAGE OF LIGHT THROUGH AN OBJECT TRANSMISSION
THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF A WAVE AS IT CHANGES SPEED IN MOVING FROM ONE MEDIUM TO ANOTHER REFLECTION
THE BOUNCING OF A WAVE OFF A SURFACE REFRACTION
THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF A WAVE WHEN IT TRAVELS BY THE EDGE OF AN OBJECT OR THROUGH DIFFRACTION
OCCURS WHEN WAVES OVERLAP AND COMBINE TO FORM AN NO WAVE INTERFERENCE

Sound Crossword

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Crossword
Description

highness or lowness of a sound. depends on frequency of sound wave pitch
intensity of sound as percieved by the ear and interpereted by the brain loudness
most common unit of measurement for sound level decibel
change in frequency of sound caused by movement of either the source, the detector or both doppler effect
the lowest frequency of sound that resonates in an instrument fundamental harmoics
two frequencies that are nearly identical interfere to produce oscillating high and low sound levels beat
control of noise and vibrations that cause noise acoustics
eight notes on the musical scale octave
area where sound waves are pushed together compression
combination of two or more sound waves interference
area where sound waves are pushed apart rarefaction
produced when overtones have frequencies that are whole number multiples of the fundamental harmony
frequencies that are above 20,000Hz ultrasonic
frequencies below 20Hz infrasonic

Waves Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

a traveling disturbance that carries energy through matter and space Wave
a repeated back and forth movement of matter; often necessary to produce waves Vibration
a substance or matter through which a wave travels Medium
a type of wave in which particles move across or perpendicular to the direction the wave is traveling Transverse wave
a type of wave in which particles of the medium vibrate back and forth Longitudinal wave
the distance between a wave's resting point and its trough or crest Amplitude
the distance between any two adjacent (side by side) wave crests or and two adjacent wave Wavelength
the number of complete waves that pass a point in a certain time period Frequency
occurs when a wave bounces back after striking something Reflection
occurs when a wave passes from one medium into another and changes direction Refraction
waves that use matter to move or transfer energy Mechanical wave
waves that move through empty space (Vacuum) or use matter to transfer energy Electromagnets wave
is the bending of waves around a barrier or object Diffraction
the ability for two waves to combine and make a new wave when they overlap Interference
wave interface that forms a larger wave when two wave amplitudes overlap Constructive interference
wave interference that can form a smaller wave or cancel each other out when two wave amplitudes meet Destructive interference

Sound Waves Crossword

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Crossword
Description

a measure of how high or low a sound is percieved to be depending on frequency of the sound wave pitch
the most common unit is used to measure loudness (symbol, ab) decibel
a longitudinal wave is caused by vibrations and that travels through a material medium sound wave
a physical environment in which phenomena occurs medium
an observed change in the frequency of a wave when the source or observer is moving doppler effect
the extent to which a sound can be heard loudness
move back and forth vibration
how loud a sound seems volume
how fast an object is vibrating frequency
shows how loud the sound is amplitude

Science - Light & Sound Crossword

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Description

the bouncing of light off an object REFLECTION
the bending of the path of light when it moves from one kind of matter to another REFRACTION
the stopping of light when it his a wall or other opaque ABSORBTION
reflecting or absorbing all light; no image can be seen OPAQUE
allowing some light to pass through; blurry image can be seen TRANSLUCENT
allows most light to pass through; clear image can be seen TRANSPARENT
a solid object that bends light; not a lens PRISM
the range of light energy that people can see VISIBLE SPECTRUM
a vibration you can hear SOUND
the area of a sound wave where the air is pushed together COMPRESSION
quickly moving areas of high and low pressure SOUND WAVE
the greatest distance from the top of a sound wave to the bottom of the wave, the more energy a wave carries, the greater the amplitude AMPLITUDE
the distance in a straight line from one place on a ripple to the same place on the next ripple WAVELENGTH
the measure of the amount of sound energy reaching your ears LOUDNESS
the measure of how high or low the sound is PITCH
the speed t which a sound travels SPEED OF SOUND
a sound reflection ECHO
a large, quick air pressure increase followed by a large quick decrease, an object moving faster than the speed of sound does this, so we hear a large BOOM when it happens SONIC BOOM
the change in frequency & pitch as a source of sound waves moving towards you or away you DOPPLER EFFECT
the part of a sound wave where molecules are spread apart RAREFACTION
the part of the sound wave where the molecules are close together COMPRESSION
the number of times an object vibrates per second FREQUENCY
a unit for measuring loudness DECIBEL

Waves and Electromagnetic Spectrum Crossword

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Crossword
Description

For waves on the surface of the ocean or lakes wave
This article is about the scalar physical quantity enegry
a measurement that indicates the movement or vibration of something (such as a sound wave or a radio wave) amplitude
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time frequency
In physics, the wavelength of a sinusoidal wave is the spatial period of the wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats, wavelength
the lowest turning point of a wave cycle trough
A crest is a point on the wave where the displacement of the medium is at a maximum. crest
A transverse wave is a moving wave that consists of oscillations occurring perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer. transverse wave
Longitudinal waves, also known as "l waves", are waves in which the displacement of the medium is in the same direction as, or the opposite direction to, the direction of travel of the wave. longitudinal wave
the point or place where something begins or is created line of origin
Infrared (IR) is invisible radiant energy, infared light
Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum longer than infrared light. radio waves
Ultraviolet (UV) light is an electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm (30 PHz) to 380 nm (750 THz), shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays. ultraviolet light
A gamma wave is a pattern of neural oscillation in humans with a frequency between 25 and 100 Hz,[1] though 40 Hz is typical.[2] gamma waves
Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves we can see visible light
Space void of matter. vacuum
is a form of electromagnetic radiation x-ray waves
a type of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma-rays microwaves
pertaining to, or produced by electromagnetism. electromagnetic

Parts of a Wave Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The distance between two successive, comparable points on a wave Wavelength
Wave height; determines loudness Amplitude
Number of waves that pass a given point in one second; determines pitch Frequency
Top of transverse wave Crest
Bottom of transverse wave Trough
Dense part of compression wave Compression
Less dense part of compression wave Rarefaction
Wave behavior results in the bending of a wave around a barrier Diffraction
Wave behavior results when a wave strikes a surface and bounces back Reflection
The bending of a wave as it changes speed due to passing from one medium to another Refraction
The ability of two waves to combine and form a new wave Interference
Produced when a object vibrates Sound
A change in pitch due to a moving wave source Doppler Effect