# What are waves class 11 physics?

A wave is a disturbance in a medium that carries energy without a net movement of particles. It may take the form of elastic deformation, a variation of pressure, electric or magnetic intensity, electric potential, or temperature.

## What are waves Ncert?

In a water wave, it is the disturbance that moves, not water as a whole. Likewise a wind (motion of air as a whole) should not be confused with a sound wave which is a propagation of disturbance (in pressure density) in air, without the motion of air medium as a whole.

## What is wave period class 11?

Wave Period (T) : The time taken by a particle of the medium to complete one vibration or Wave period is the time during which one complete wave is set up in a medium.

## What is a mechanical wave Class 11?

A mechanical wave is a wave that is not capable of transmitting its energy through a vacuum. Mechanical waves require a medium in order to transport their energy from one location to another. A sound wave is an example of a mechanical wave. Sound waves are incapable of traveling through a vacuum.

## What are 4 types of waves?

• Microwaves.
• X-ray.
• Ultraviolet waves.

## What are the 6 types of waves?

Micro Waves, Radio Waves, Infrared Rays, Ultraviolet, Visible Light, Gamma Rays and X rays, are the prime E.M wave varieties.

## What is waves and its types?

Waves come in two kinds, longitudinal and transverse. Transverse waves are like those on water, with the surface going up and down, and longitudinal waves are like of those of sound, consisting of alternating compressions and rarefactions in a medium.

## What are the 5 properties of waves?

• Property 1:Amplitude. The maximum displacement of the wave from the mean position is called the amplitude of the wave.
• Property 2: Frequency.
• Property 3: Wavelength.
• Property 4: Time Period.
• Property 5: Speed.

## What are the 4 characteristics of waves?

No matter whether you are talking about vibrations or waves, all of them can be characterized by the following four characteristics: amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed. The amplitude of a wave can be described as the maximum distance the molecules are displaced from their starting place .

## What is frequency of a wave?

Frequency is defined as the number of oscillations of a wave per unit time being, measured in hertz(Hz). The frequency is directly proportional to the pitch. Humans can hear sounds with frequencies ranging between 20 – 20000 Hz.

## What is velocity of wave?

The velocity of a wave is equal to the product of its wavelength and frequency (number of vibrations per second) and is independent of its intensity.

## What is frequency and period?

Frequency refers to how often something happens. Period refers to the time it takes something to happen. Frequency is a rate quantity. Period is a time quantity. Frequency is the cycles/second.

## What are the types of waves Class 11?

Usually, waves are around us, they can be sound waves, radio waves, water waves, sine waves, cosine waves, string waves, slinky waves, etc. These are created through disturbance. There are three types of waves.

## What is transverse wave Class 11?

A transverse wave is a wave in which particles move perpendicular to the direction of the wave propagation. A longitudinal wave is a wave in which the particles move in a direction parallel to the wave propagation.

## What are types of mechanical waves?

There are three general types of mechanical waves: – Transverse – particle motion is perpendicular to wave motion. – Longitudinal – particle motion is in the same direction as wave motion. – Combined – sea waves.

## What are the 3 main types of waves?

One way to categorize waves is on the basis of the direction of movement of the individual particles of the medium relative to the direction that the waves travel. Categorizing waves on this basis leads to three notable categories: transverse waves, longitudinal waves, and surface waves.

## What is the unit for frequency?

The SI unit for frequency is the hertz (Hz).

## What are 2 types of mechanical waves?

Mechanical Waves are waves which propagate through a material medium (solid, liquid, or gas) at a wave speed which depends on the elastic and inertial properties of that medium. There are two basic types of wave motion for mechanical waves: longitudinal waves and transverse waves.

## Which type of wave is light?

Light as a wave: Light can be described (modeled) as an electromagnetic wave. In this model, a changing electric field creates a changing magnetic field. This changing magnetic field then creates a changing electric field and BOOM – you have light.

## Is water a wave?

Waves are created by energy passing through water, causing it to move in a circular motion. However, water does not actually travel in waves. Waves transmit energy, not water, across the ocean and if not obstructed by anything, they have the potential to travel across an entire ocean basin.

## What are the main parts of a wave?

Wave Crest: The highest part of a wave. Wave Trough: The lowest part of a wave. Wave Height: The vertical distance between the wave trough and the wave crest. Wave Length: The distance between two consecutive wave crests or between two consecutive wave troughs.

## What are the 7 types of energy waves?

The electromagnetic spectrum is generally divided into seven regions, in order of decreasing wavelength and increasing energy and frequency. The common designations are radio waves, microwaves, infrared (IR), visible light, ultraviolet (UV) light, X-rays and gamma-rays.

## What is the basic definition of a wave?

1 : a moving ridge on the surface of water. 2 : a waving motion a wave of the hand. 3 : something that swells and dies away A wave of anger came over her. 4 : a rolling movement passing along a surface or through the air waves of grain. 5 : a curving shape or series of curving shapes hair with waves.

## What type of wave is sound?

Longitudinal waves A longitudinal wave is one where all the particles of the medium (such as gas, liquid or solid) vibrate in the same direction as the wave. Sound waves are longitudinal waves. When longitudinal waves travel through any given medium, they also include compressions and rarefactions.

## What are the two types of sound?

• Inaudible sounds are sounds that the human ear cannot detect. The human ear hears frequencies between 20 Hz and 20 KHz.
• Sounds that are below 20 Hz frequency are called Infrasonic Sounds.
• Sounds that are above 20 KHz frequency are called Ultrasonic Sounds.