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# 5_TypesOfWaves_FIB0910 - 3 An electromagnetic wave does not...

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TYPES OF WAVES NOTES Use Chapter 25 in the book to complete the following notes questions. Use this information to complete the separate practice problems. The practice problems will be collected as a grade; this sheet will be your notes for the unit. Definition of a wave: 1. What is a wave (VOCAB WORD) <Ch 25 intro>? a. What does a wave carry from place to place <25.3>? b. Does a wave move matter from place to place <25.3>? c. An oscillation is one back and forth vibration. d. Waves must be continuous . If a break occurs in a wave, the wave will stop! Example: Think about Turner Field. If “the wave” is going around the top of the stadium, isn’t it harder to keep it going?? Mechanical versus electromagnetic waves: 2. A mechanical wave requires a medium to travel; it cannot travel through a vacuum. a. What is a medium <26.3>? b. What is an example of a mechanical wave <Ch. 26>?

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Unformatted text preview: 3. An electromagnetic wave does not require a medium; it can travel through a vacuum. a. What is an example of an electromagnetic wave <25.3>? Transverse versus longitudinal waves: 4. A transverse wave (VOCAB WORD) has oscillations that are _____________________ to the direction of the wave’s motion <25.5>. a. In other words, if the wave was traveling left to right, how would the oscillation move? b. Define the parts of a transverse wave <25.2>: Crest : Trough : c. Label the parts of a transverse wave below: 5. A longitudinal wave (VOCAB WORD) has oscillations that are ___________________ to the direction of the wave’s motion <25.6>. a. In other words, if the wave was traveling left to right, how would the oscillation move? b. Define the parts of a longitudinal wave <26.2>: Compression : Rarefaction : c. Label the parts of a longitudinal wave below:...
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