Waves-The Basics

·         Wavelength is the distance from one peak to the next

·         Frequency is how many complete waves there are per second

·         Amplitude is the height of the wave.

·         The period is the time it takes to do one complete wave.

Wave Speed = Frequency x Wavelength

Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

Waves can be Transverse or Longitudinal

Most wave are Transverse :


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