# Behavior of Waves

Get Started. It's Free
705
381
313
332
436
Behavior of Waves

## 2. Refraction

### 2.2. Our Definition: When a wave bends as it enters a medium. It enters at an angle.

2.2.1. Examples: 1. Lawn Mower moving from grass to gravel. 2. Ocean waves going into a shallow area.

## 3. Reflection

### 3.1. Book Definition: Occurs when a wave bounces off a surface that it cannot pass through.

3.1.1. Examples: 1. A ball cannot go through a wall, it bounces back. 2. A person in a mirror appears opposite.

## 4. Diffraction

### 4.2. Our Definition: When a wave hits something and goes through it around it or in a small opening.

4.2.1. Examples: 1. A waves runs into a rock and goes around it. 2. tree in a lake, the waves go around it or through the branches.

## 5. Interference

### 5.2. Our definition: When 2 waves hit each other and overlap and combine into one.

5.2.1. Examples: 1. When 2 balls collide and there waves combine. 2. When 2 people run into each other and their waves combine.

## 6. Constructive Interference

### 6.2. Our definition: When waves meet and combine at 2 crests or 2 troughs, to make a bigger wave.

6.2.1. Examples: 1. Pushing a child on a swing when she is moving forward. 2. Sending waves through a jump rope.

## 7. standing waves

### 7.1. book definition: its a wave that appears to stay in one place it does not seem to move through the medium

7.1.1. definition in your word: when a wave stands alone in one place.

## 8. Destructive Interference

### 8.2. Our Definition: Waves meet at opposite direction, causing waves to destruct or weaken.

8.2.1. Examples: 1. Pushing a child in a swing when they are not moving forward. 2. When a crest of a wave meets a trough of another wave.