Wave Interference A Presentation by Dan Bellapianta

What Are The Different Types Of Waves

Spherical Waves

Pulse Wave

Continuous Wave

Sinusoidal Waves

Transverse Waves

Longitudinal Waves

Spherical Waves- A Wave that expands outward in all directions and gets bigger the longer it travels for; Its surface area forms the shape of a sphere
Transverse Waves- Waves that form when the oscillator moves in a direction perpendicular to the direction the wave is moving; the crests are vertical while the waves travel horizontally
Longitudinal Waves- Waves that are produced from an oscillator moving in the same direction as the waves it creates; a result of compression and expansion
Pulse Waves- A wave produced from an oscillator sending only one pulse of energy to produce one wave
Continuous Waves- A Wave produced by an oscillator constantly acting on or disrupting something to make a continuous stream of waves
Sinusoidal Waves- Waves that, when transcribed onto a graph, will look like a sine curve
Types of Wave Interference
Constructive Interference- this occurs when two Waves combine with each other to form a single wave with a higher amplitude than the original two waves
Destructive Interference- this occurs when two waves (trough and a crest) come together and cancel each other out; the result is a flat line

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