Waves and Thermodynamics

Module 3: Waves and Thermodynamics

Module 3 Summary for Physics Preliminary.

Physics: Waves - Topic Review

Table of Contents Wave Properties Mechanical Waves Measuring Mechanical Waves Definitions Medium: the material through which a wave travels Wave Properties Vibrating objects transfer energy through waves Waves are classified by what they move through There are two types: mechanical and electromagnetic Mechanical Waves Mechanical waves transfer energy through vibrations in a medium Examples include water, sound and wind A wave can be a single pulse, or continuous Waves only transfer energy from one point to another.