Waves

Waves

Physics – Leaving Cert

Quick Notes

Waves

A wave is a means of transferring energy from one point to another

Waves can be classified as mechanical – where the wave must have a medium to travel through, or electromagnetic, which can travel through a vacuum.

A travelling wave is a wave travelling out from a source, transferring the energy from the source to other places through which it passes.

A travelling wave can be one of two types

Transverse wave = where the direction of vibration is perpendicu...

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