P1.5.2 Measuring Waves

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What do we mean by 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 position at rest.
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What do we mean by the frequency of a wave?
The frequency of a wave is the number of waves crests passing one point in one second.
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What do we mean by the wavelength of a wave?
The wavelength of a wave is the distance from one wave crest to the next wave crest.
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What is the relationship between the speed, wavelength and the frequency of a wave?
speed = frequency x wavelength
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What is the units for speed, frequency and wavelength?
Speed: m/s. Frequency: Hz. Wavelength: m.
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What do we mean by the frequency of a wave?

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The frequency of a wave is the number of waves crests passing one point in one second.

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