GCSE Physics: Waves

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What type of wave is sound an example of?
Longitudinal
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What is Amplitude?
The height of the wave from the middle to a peak or trough.
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What is Frequency?
The number of waves that travels past a point in one second.
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What is Wavelength?
The length of one complete wave.
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What is the Period of a wave?
The time it takes for one complete wave.
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What is the unit used for Frequency?
Hz
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What is the formula used to calculate Wave Speed?
Wave Speed = Frequency x Wavelength
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What is the approximate speed of Sound?
330 m/s
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What is the formula for the Refractive Index?
Refractive Index = sin (i) / sin (r)
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What is the formula for the Critical Angle?
sin C = 1 / n
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What is Amplitude?

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The height of the wave from the middle to a peak or trough.

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What is Frequency?

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What is Wavelength?

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What is the Period of a wave?

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