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Mechanical Waves

Mechanical waves and transverse waves.

Anthony Smouthers

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of Mechanical Waves

With a Description of Transverse Waves Mechanical Waves Medium
Parts of a wave
Transverse waves
Types of mechanical waves Mechanical Waves Transverse Waves And Their Association With Mechanical Waves What is a Medium? A medium is a form of matter that a mechanical wave needs to travel. What Are the Parts of a Wave? All waves have a crest (top of the wave), trough (bottom of the wave), amplitude (half the height of the wave), wave length (length from one crest to the next), and wave height (length from trough to crest). Transverse Waves How transverse waves transfer energy
The way molecules move in transverse waves
Where we see transverse waves in real life
The association of transverse waves with mechanical waves How do Transverse Waves Transfer Energy? They transfer energy by moving the energy along by the way the particles move. Where Do We See Transverse Waves In Real Life? We see them mostly when we see a ripple or wave in the water. Mediums
The parts of a wave
Types of mechanical waves What is a Medium Made of? A medium can be a gas, liquid, solid, or a combination of these. What are the Types of Mechanical Waves? These are the types:
Transverse (ripples in water)
Compressional (slinky)
Seismic (earthquake) by Anthony Smouthers How Do the Particles of a Transverse Wave Move? The particles in a transverse wave move in right angles to move the energy along. Particles Wave Energy Particles What is the Association Between Transverse Waves and Mechanical Waves? A transverse wave is one type of mechanical wave, because a transverese wave needs a medium to transfer energy.
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