occurs when a wave bounces back after striking an object
reflection
the point on the axis of a mirror lens throughwhich all incident light rays are focused
focal point
maximum distance the wave vibrates from the rest position
amplitude
the distance between the adjacent crests or compressions in a series of waves
wavelength
result of more moves overlapping
interference
curved transparent object that forms an image by refracting light
lense
any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space
wave
bending waves around a barrier or through an opening
diffraction
image through which light does not actually pass
virtualimage
image through which light passes
realimage
lens that is thicker in the middle than the edges
convexlense
speed at whcih a wave travels
wavespeed
the distance between a mirror lense through which all incident parallel rays are focused
focallength
mirror that is curved outward
convexmirror
mirror that is curved inward
concavemirror
mirror with a flat surface
planemirror
matter through which visible light is easily transmitted
transparent
matter that transmits light but also scatters the light as it passes through matter
translucent
number of waves produced in a given amount of time
frequency
wave that forms from a stationary pattern in which portions of the waveare at rest position
standingwave