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Wave after Wave

A wave transfers energy from one place to another. There are two types of wave.

1. Transverse 

A transverse wave includes:

Amplitude (A): This is the maximum displacement from the rest position

Wavelength (Lander): This is the distance between 2 adjacent points on a wave that are in phase. (generally in metres).

Frequency (f): THe number of complete cycles per second.  1 cycle per second = 1Hertz

Frequency   f=1/T


Periods of Oscillation (T): Time taken to complete one wave (seconds).


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