Waves Vocabulary

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Waves Vocabulary by Mind Map: Waves Vocabulary

1. Mechanical Waves

1.1. A mechanical wave requires a medium. Sound waves, waves in a Slinky and pressure waves are all examples of this phenomenonA mechanical wave requires a medium. Sound waves, waves in a Slinky and pressure waves are all examples of this phenomenon.

2. Electromagnetic waves

2.1. radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields.

3. Longitudinal Waves

3.1. A wave that oscillates back and fourth.

4. Transverse Waves

4.1. A wave the oscillates perpendicular to the axis along which the waves travel.

5. Rarefaction

5.1. A decrease in density and pressure in a medium, such as air.

6. Compression

6.1. The action or state of being squished.

7. WaveLength

7.1. The distance between one peak or crest of a wave and the next peak or crest.

8. X-Ray

8.1. electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target.

9. Crest

9.1. Reach a high point.

10. Trough

10.1. The part of a wave with the least magnitude.

11. Radio Waves

11.1. An electromagnetic wave of a frequency between about 104 and 1011 or 1012 Hz, as used for long-distance.

12. Microwaves

12.1. An electromagnetic wave with a wavelength in the range 0.001–0.3 m. Microwaves are used in radar, in communications, and for heating.

13. Infrared Waves

13.1. A wave with a frequency between 300 GHz and 400 THz; usually used for short-range communications.

14. Amplitude

14.1. Refers to the length and width of a wave.

15. Gamma Ray

15.1. The most powerful wave of all ways.