GCSE P1b - Wave Basics

GCSE Physics 1b - Wave Basics

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Transverse Waves

1. Transverse waves have sideways vibrations

2. An example of a transverse wave is light waves

3. Transverse waves travel in perpendicular to the direction of energy transfer.

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Longitudinal Waves

1. Longitudinal waves have parallel vibrations

2. An example of a longitudinal wave is sound waves

3. Longitudinal waves travel parallel to the direction of energy transfer

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Wave Equasion

v = w x f

speed = wavelength x frequency

wavelength = frequency / speed

frequency = speed / wavelength

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thank you! very useful!

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