Measuring Waves

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What is the amplitude of a wave?
The amplitude of a wave is the height of the wave crest or the depth of the wave trough from the rest position.
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What does a greater amplitude mean?
The gretaer the amplitude of a wave, the more energy it carries.
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What is the wavelength of a wave?
The wavelength of a wave is the distance from one crest to the next or from one trough to the next trough.
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What is the frequency of a wave?
The frequency of a wave is the number of wave crests passing a certain point in one second.
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What is the equation for the speed of a wave?
Speed (m/s) = frequency (Hz) x wavelength (m)
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