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crestpoint of maximum displacement above equlibrium
troughpoint of maximum displacement below equilibrium
amplitudemaximum distance away from rest position (above or below equilibrium
wavelengthdistance a wave travels before its cycle repeats, measured crest to crest/ trough to trough
reflectionwhen a wave strikes a boundary and bounces back toward the source
refractionchange in direction of a wave due to change in its speed as it goes through a different medium
absorptioncauses the atoms and molecules to vibrate more creating heat energy.
diffractionbending of waves around small objects and the spreading out of waves past small objects.



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