Behavior of Waves

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Behavior of Waves by Mind Map: Behavior of Waves

1. Reflection

1.1. -Occurs when a wave bounces off a surface that it cannot pass through.

1.2. -Occurs when waves bounce off a surface it can't go through.

1.3. -Waves in a pool -Ball thrown at a wall

2. Refraction

2.1. -The bending of a wave as it enters a new medium at an angle.

2.2. -The bending of a wave as it goes through a new medium at an angle.

2.3. -Ocean Currents -Lawnmower from grass to gravel

3. Diffraction

3.1. -The bending of a wave as it moves around an obstacle or passes through a narrow opening.

3.2. -The bending of a wave when it goes around an obstacle.

3.3. -When water goes by rocks -Sound from room to room

4. Interference

4.1. -Occurs when two or more waves overlap and combine

4.2. -Occurs when two or more waves combine

4.3. -Rivers that connect -Sounds combining

5. Constructive Interference

5.1. -When two or more waves combine to produce a wave with larger displacement

5.2. -When two or more waves combine to produce a wave with more displacement,

5.3. -Two friends send waves with the same frequency on a jump rope -Both people talk with the same pitch and frequency

6. Destructive Interference

6.1. -Occurs when two or more waves overlap and combine

6.2. -When two or more waves combine.

6.3. -Rivers that connect -Sounds combining

7. Standing Waves

7.1. -A wave that appears to stay in one place, doesn't move through a medium.

7.2. -A wave that stays in place

7.3. -Guitar strings -Elastic strings