Waves: An Introduction
What is a medium?

 
 

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

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b)
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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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