Waves

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Describe mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves. LOOK AT THE NODES BECAUSE THEY HAVE IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
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Waves
1 MECHANICAL WAVES - require a medium to travel through and is made when a source of energy causes a vibration.

Annotations:

  • Must travel through a *medium* and can not travel in space. Medium: The matter (solid, liquid, & gas) a wave travels through.
1.1 Transverse Waves - wave that causes the medium to vibrate at right angles to the direction of the wave.

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  • Wave Travels: down to up ↑ Energy Travels: left to right →
1.1.1
1.2 Surface Waves - wave that travels along a surface separating two media.

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  • Wave Travels: circular motion (both → and ↑) Energy Travels: left to right →
1.2.1
1.3 Longitude Waves - wave in which vibration of medium is parallel to the direction wave travels.

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  • Wave Travels: left to right → Energy Travels: left to right →
1.3.1
2 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES - come from the sun and require no medium.

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  • These waves don't necessarily have to go through matter; this means they can travel through space. 
2.1 Radio Waves

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  • - The LONGEST wave length - The LEAST energy and frequency - The SAFEST type of wave
2.1.1
2.2 Microwaves
2.2.1
2.3 Infrared Waves
2.3.1
2.4 Visible Light Waves
2.4.1 Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

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  • ROY G BIV
2.4.1.1
2.5 X-Rays
2.5.1
2.6 Gamma Rays

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  • - The SHORTEST wave - The MOST energy - The MOST DANGEROUS type of wave
2.6.1
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