A wave that travels through some sort of medium. It can be either a Transverse Wave or a Longitudinal Wave.
Matter that a wave travels through. It can be solid, liquid, or gas.
A wave where the distrubance is perpendicular to the direction the wave travels.
The distance from the resting position to the crest.
The highest part of a wave.
The position the medium would be at if there were no wave.
The lowest part of a wave.
The distance from crest to crest or trough to trough. Also known as a cycle.
The number of wavelengths (cycles) per second.
The time it takes to move through one cycle.
A wave where the distrubance is parallel to the direction the wave travels.
The part of the wave where the particles in the medium are closest together.
The region of the wave where the particles in the medium are farthest apart.
The distance between two consecutive compressions or two rarefactions. Also known as a cycle.
The transfer of energy by a wave to the medium which it travels through.
The change in direction of a wave when it travels by the edge of an object or through an opening.
The bouncing of a wave off a surface.
The passage of a wave through a medium.