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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