What do all waves have in common?

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Unit IV - Wave Phenomena

I. Introduction to Waves


Wave – a vibratory disturbance that travels through a material or space 




Ex) sound, water waves, light, microwaves, heat rays

A. Waves and Energy


1. Waves transfer ENERGY from one place to another with no transfer of mass


2. Waves can be produced in two ways:


a. Vibration of particles

(requires a medium for transfer)

(mechanical wave)



Sound Waves And Their Sources

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ex) sound, water wave, spring wave




Splash of a Water Drop
N. Carolina School of Science and Mathematics





b. Small changes in the strength of an electromagnetic field

(requires no medium for transfer)


ex) light, microwaves, x-rays




3d  Electromagnetic Wave # 1
David M. Harrison

3d  Electromagnetic Wave # 2
David M. Harrison



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