Characteristics and Properties of Waves By: Mrs. Kujawski. PAGES 14-17 IN TEXTBOOK A wave is a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place. Energy is the ability to do work . Vibration is a repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion .
Characteristics and Properties of Waves
By: Mrs. Kujawski
A wave is a disturbance that transfers energy from place to place.
Energyis the ability to do work.
Vibration is a repeated back-and-forth or up-and-down motion.
A wave is then created when a source of energy causes a medium to vibrate.
A disturbance is temporary.
THINK: When a ball floats in the ocean and a wave comes and DISTURBS the ocean, the ball is also DISTURBED.
PAGES 18-23 IN TEXTBOOK longitudinal waves .
The basic properties of waves are amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed.
Longitudinal and Transverse waves are related because crests are similar to compressions.
Amplitude is the maximum distance the medium carrying the wave moves away from its rest position.
Wavelength is the distance between two corresponding parts of a wave.
Frequency is the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time.
The speed of a wave is wavelength times the frequency.