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1. standing wave train
2. compression pulse
3. perpendicular
4. crest
5. medium
6. loop
7. complete
8. normal
9. wavefront
10. constructive interference
11. destructive interference
12. wave train
13. energy
14. composite wave train
15. speed
16. transverse waves
17. angle of incidence
18. diffraction
19. simple harmonic motion
20. wave pulse
21. spherical wave
22. one-dimensional wave
23. law of reflection
24. trough
25. three-dimensional wave
26. refraction
27. antinode
28. node
29. sinusoidal
30. reflection
31. a water wave
32. frequency
33. ray
34. elastic medium
35. interface
36. period
37. principle of superposition
38. standing wave
39. echo
40. plane wave
41. sonar
42. rarefaction pulse
43. wave
44. sound
45. circular wave
46. equilibrium
47. two-dimensional wave
48. straight wave
49. envelope of oscillation
50. wavelength
51. elastic
1. a term for the highest point of displacement of a wave
2. b term for a wave that travels outward in all directions away from the source
3. c term for particles that carry energy
4. d term for a sound that is heard later than sound directly from the source
5. e law that says that the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are equal
6. f term for the spreading out of a wave after it passes through a narrow opening
7. g term for a circle drawn through all points having the same displacement in the same circular wave
8. h term for smaller displacement as a result of superposition
9. i In a transverse waves, the displacement and wave motion are ______ to each other.
10. j term for the wave train produced by superposition of different wave trains
11. k In general, a wave pulse or wave transports ____ rather than matter.
12. l term for greater displacement as a result of superposition
13. m term for a wave with a spherical wavefront that has very little curvature
14. n term for a wave that widens but does not deepen
15. o term for the type of wave that is created when a stone is dropped into a still pond
16. p term for two opposite pulses in succession
17. q term for any point where the medium moves with the combined energy of two wave trains
18. r term for the change in direction after two- or three-dimensional waves pass obliquely in to a region where they either speed up or slow down
19. s term for a moving disturbance caused by jerking one end of a rope up slightly and then down again
20. t term for a wave with a circular wavefront that has very little curvature
21. u term for the turning back of wave motion at an interface between media
22. v term for a wave that travels three-dimensionally outward from a source
23. w term for the portion of a wave between any two consecutive nodes
24. x term for the angle between the incoming direction of a wave and the normal of the barrier
25. y term for the outline of maximum displacement
26. z term for any point where the medium remains undisturbed because of wave interference
27. aa term for the motion of a single loop
28. ab term for a wave that follows a straight line, such as one that moves along a rope
29. ac term for the time required for a single wave to pass a given point
30. ad term for any medium that, when distorted, tends to recover its orginal arrangement of particles
31. ae term for the use of sound waves to judge distances under water or to locate submerged objects
32. af example of a three-dimensional wave
33. ag term for the boundary between water and air to which a wave is confined
34. ah term for the lowest point of displacement of a wave
35. ai term for oscillation due to a restorative force that is proportional to the displacement from a central, or equilibrium, position
36. aj the principle that states that when two or more waves are traveling simultaneously through the same point in a medium, the displacement of any particle at that point is the algebraic sum of the displacements that would be caused by the waves separately
37. ak term for the position of no net change
38. al term for a series of waves
39. am In general, a wave can travel through any ____ medium.
40. an term for the oscillation of a wave with nodes and antinodes caused by wave reflection
41. ao term for a pulse that travels in the direction that a spring is stretched
42. ap term for waves that travel along a rope
43. aq term for the number of waves that pass a given point per unit time in any periodic wave train
44. ar term for a wave train's linear advance per unit time
45. as The waveform generated by a harmonic oscillator is _____; that is, it is identical in form to the graph of the equation y = sin θ
46. at term for an arrow indicating the direction of wave motion
47. au term for the line perpendicular to a surface
48. av If the net displacement of a particle under the competing influence of two or more pulses is zero, the effect is called _____ destructive interference.
49. aw example of a two-dimensional wave
50. ax term for the distance from one crest to the next, or from one trough to the next, or from any point on a wave to the corresponding point on the next wave
51. ay term for a pulse that travels in the direction of compression