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  1. interfaceterm for the boundary between water and air to which a wave is confined

          

  2. a water waveterm for a wave with a spherical wavefront that has very little curvature

          

  3. speedexample of a three-dimensional wave

          

  4. straight waveterm for the motion of a single loop

          

  5. completeIf the net displacement of a particle under the competing influence of two or more pulses is zero, the effect is called _____ destructive interference.

          

  6. troughterm for the lowest point of displacement of a wave

          

  7. soundterm for a wave train's linear advance per unit time

          

  8. spherical waveterm for a wave that travels three-dimensionally outward from a source

          

  9. antinodeterm for any point where the medium remains undisturbed because of wave interference

          

  10. crestterm for a wave train's linear advance per unit time

          

  11. composite wave trainterm for the oscillation of a wave with nodes and antinodes caused by wave reflection

          

  12. wave pulseterm for a circle drawn through all points having the same displacement in the same circular wave

          

  13. wavelengthterm 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

          

  14. constructive interferenceterm for greater displacement as a result of superposition

          

  15. plane waveterm for a wave with a spherical wavefront that has very little curvature

          

  16. normalterm for the line perpendicular to a surface

          

  17. two-dimensional waveterm for a wave that widens but does not deepen

          

  18. periodterm for a wave train's linear advance per unit time

          

  19. compression pulseterm for a pulse that travels in the direction that a spring is stretched

          

  20. principle of superpositionterm for the outline of maximum displacement

          

  21. destructive interferenceterm for smaller displacement as a result of superposition

          

  22. diffractionterm for the turning back of wave motion at an interface between media

          

  23. mediumterm for the time required for a single wave to pass a given point

          

  24. wavefrontterm for a circle drawn through all points having the same displacement in the same circular wave

          

  25. reflectionterm 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

          

  26. rarefaction pulseterm for a pulse that travels in the direction that a spring is stretched

          

  27. envelope of oscillationterm for the outline of maximum displacement

          

  28. elastic mediumIn general, a wave can travel through any ____ medium.

          

  29. echoterm for a wave train in which the same wave form appears at regular intervals along the path of the train

          

  30. three-dimensional waveterm for a wave that follows a straight line, such as one that moves along a rope

          

  31. perpendicularterm for particles that carry energy

          

  32. rayterm for two opposite pulses in succession

          

  33. periodterm for a wave train in which the same wave form appears at regular intervals along the path of the train

          

  34. elasticterm for the highest point of displacement of a wave

          

  35. law of reflectionterm for the turning back of wave motion at an interface between media

          

  36. energyIn general, a wave pulse or wave transports ____ rather than matter.

          

  37. angle of incidenceterm for the angle between the incoming direction of a wave and the normal of the barrier

          

  38. wave trainterm for a circle drawn through all points having the same displacement in the same circular wave

          

  39. one-dimensional waveterm for a wave that follows a straight line, such as one that moves along a rope

          

  40. sinusoidalterm for the line perpendicular to a surface

          

  41. transverse wavesterm for a wave with a spherical wavefront that has very little curvature

          

  42. loopterm for any point where the medium remains undisturbed because of wave interference

          

  43. waveterm for any point where the medium remains undisturbed because of wave interference

          

  44. frequencyIn general, a wave pulse or wave transports ____ rather than matter.

          

  45. standing wave trainterm for the oscillation of a wave with nodes and antinodes caused by wave reflection

          

  46. standing waveterm for a wave with a circular wavefront that has very little curvature

          

  47. sonarterm for the use of sound waves to judge distances under water or to locate submerged objects

          

  48. simple harmonic motionterm for oscillation due to a restorative force that is proportional to the displacement from a central, or equilibrium, position

          

  49. crestterm for an arrow indicating the direction of wave motion

          

  50. equilibriumterm for particles that carry energy

          

  51. refractionterm 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

          

  52. circular waveterm for the type of wave that is created when a stone is dropped into a still pond

          

  53. nodeterm for two opposite pulses in succession