Waves: An Introduction
What is a medium?


Give three examples of waves that require a medium and identify the medium.


Which types of waves do not require a medium?

What happens to the total energy carried by waves as they travel from their source?

How is a weight vibrating on a string like the motion of a wave?

Diagram a transverse wave.

Diagram a longitudinal wave.

Transverse waves have __________________ motion.

Longitudinal waves have __________________ motion.

Use a series of diagrams to explain how the motion of water molecules on the surface of a wave travel in a circle.

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