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Can someone please explain waves, just a general overview and any FACTS or DEFINITIONS that you need to know for GCSE?
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Waves transfer energy.
There are two types of waves:
- Longitudinal wave: oscillations are parallel to the direction of the wave. Made up of a series of compressions and rarefactions in particles and in this sense they cannot travel through a vacuum. Some examples include: sound waves, shockwaves and P seismic waves. For longitudinal waves you need to be able to label the compressions and rarefactions as well as one wave length.
- Transverse waves: oscillations are perpendicular to the direction of the wave. They can travel through a vacuum. Some examples include: the electromagnetic spectrum and seismic S waves. For transverse waves you need to be able to label the Amplitude, Peak/Crest, Trough and a single wave length.
That’s a overview of the two different types of waves, is there anything else?
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