waves vocabulary


the Transfer of energy into a medium


the height of a wave measured from a peak to the midpoint between a peak and a trough


The number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time


energy waves bouncing off the surface of an object


energy waves that bend (change direction and speed) as they pass from one type of object to another


the measurement of the rate of change of position with respect to time


a wave that passes from one medium to another is partially reflected and partially propagated into the new medium


the distance between two adjacent crests of a wave

Electrical energy

a form of energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conducto

Light wave

a wave of energy that provides us with the visible light spectrum, the colors we see

Sound wave:

the pattern of disturbance caused by the movement of energy traveling through a medium (such as air, water, or any other liquid or solid matter)