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1. term for any point where the medium remains undisturbed because of wave interference
2. term for a wave that widens but does not deepen
3. term for the angle between the incoming direction of a wave and the normal of the barrier
4. law that says that the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are equal
5. term for the use of sound waves to judge distances under water or to locate submerged objects
6. In a transverse waves, the displacement and wave motion are ______ to each other.
7. term for waves that travel along a rope
8. term for the type of wave that is created when a stone is dropped into a still pond
9. 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
10. In general, a wave can travel through any ____ medium.
11. term for the turning back of wave motion at an interface between media
12. term for greater displacement as a result of superposition
13. term for the lowest point of displacement of a wave
14. term for the highest point of displacement of a wave
15. term for any medium that, when distorted, tends to recover its orginal arrangement of particles
16. 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
17. term for the spreading out of a wave after it passes through a narrow opening
18. term for an arrow indicating the direction of wave motion
19. If the net displacement of a particle under the competing influence of two or more pulses is zero, the effect is called _____ destructive interference.
20. term for the position of no net change
21. example of a two-dimensional wave
22. term for a series of waves
23. term for a moving disturbance caused by jerking one end of a rope up slightly and then down again
24. term for a wave that travels outward in all directions away from the source
25. term for the wave train produced by superposition of different wave trains
26. 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
27. term for particles that carry energy
28. term for a pulse that travels in the direction of compression
29. term for the boundary between water and air to which a wave is confined
30. term for a wave that travels three-dimensionally outward from a source
31. term for the oscillation of a wave with nodes and antinodes caused by wave reflection
32. term for a pulse that travels in the direction that a spring is stretched
33. term for a wave with a circular wavefront that has very little curvature
34. term for the outline of maximum displacement
35. term for a wave train's linear advance per unit time
36. term for a wave train in which the same wave form appears at regular intervals along the path of the train
37. term for the line perpendicular to a surface
38. In general, a wave pulse or wave transports ____ rather than matter.
39. term for smaller displacement as a result of superposition
40. term for the number of waves that pass a given point per unit time in any periodic wave train
41. term for the motion of a single loop
42. example of a three-dimensional wave
43. term for a peak of a wave
44. term for a circle drawn through all points having the same displacement in the same circular wave
45. term for a wave with a spherical wavefront that has very little curvature
46. term for the time required for a single wave to pass a given point
47. term for two opposite pulses in succession
48. term for a wave that follows a straight line, such as one that moves along a rope
49. term for the portion of a wave between any two consecutive nodes
50. term for any point where the medium moves with the combined energy of two wave trains
51. The waveform generated by a harmonic oscillator is _____; that is, it is identical in form to the graph of the equation y = sin θ
52. term for oscillation due to a restorative force that is proportional to the displacement from a central, or equilibrium, position
53. term for a sound that is heard later than sound directly from the source