Transverse Waves

posted Sep 20, 2009, 5:17 AM by Steve Dickie
  • Particles move perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer
  • Crest - Top of the Wave
  • Trough - Bottom of the wave
  • Wavelength - Measure from one point on one wave to the same point on the next wave
  • Amplitude - Height of a wave measured from rest position
  • Speed depends on the medium
  • Energy is proportional to the square of the amplitude

Episode available at iTunesU - Transverse Waves