# WavePage 2

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Reflection

the turning back of a wave when

it reaches the boundary of the

medium through which it is traveling

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## Law of Reflection

the angle of incidence is equal

to the angle of reflection

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There are two types of reflection.

Fixed-end Termination

the reflected wave is

inverted when it reflects

from a more dense medium

Free-end Termination

the reflected wave is

upright when it reflects

from a less dense medium

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## Refraction

the bending of a wave as it passes obliquely from one medium into another of different propagation speed

For refraction to occur, the wave

must change speed and must enter

the new medium at an oblique angle.

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## Diffraction

around a barrier or

through an opening

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Interference

the result of the superposition

of two or more waves

Superposition Principle

the displacement of the medium when

two or more waves pass through

it at the same time is the algebraic

sum of the displacements caused

by the individual waves

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## Types of Interference

Constructive

results in a larger amplitude

Destructive

results in a smaller amplitude

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pattern resulting from the superposition

of two transverse waves.

simulations of the interference of

two circular waves.

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You can view reflection,

refraction, diffraction,

and interference using both

plane and circular waves.

clip of an actual ripple tank experiment.

The ripple tank

simulation found

here can be used

to investigate

wave properties.

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A standing wave is the

result of two wave trains of the same

wavelength, frequency, and amplitude

traveling in opposite directions

through the same medium.

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