Asked in Energy
How does a wave change direction when it bounces off a surface?
Why does a wave change direction when it bounces off a surface?
Asked in Geology, Earthquakes
What is it called when a selsmic wave bounces backward when it reaches a boundary?
What are waves called if they bounce off a surface?
What is the term for any wave that hits a surface and bounces off?
Asked in Science
When a wave hits a surface through which it cannot pass through and bounces back what is that called?
Asked in School Subjects
When a sound wave strikes a smooth hard surface the wave is?
Is when a sound wave bounces off an object and returns in the direction from which it came?
How do reflection refraction and diffraction change a waves direction?
When an object or a wave hits a surface through which it cannot pass, it bounces back. This interaction with a surface is called reflection. When a wave enters a new medium at an angle, one side of the wave changes speed before the other side, causing the wave to bend. The bending of waves due to a change in speed is called refraction. When a wave moves around a barrier or through an opening in a barrier, it bends and spreads out. These wave interactions are called diffraction.