Wave Equations

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Equation for - speed, frequency and wave length
wave speed = frequency * wave length
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Equation for - speed, distance and time
wave speed = distance / time
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What is a longitudinal wave?
sound waves and P waves, when the sound particals in a material move back and forth along in the same direction that the sound is travelling.
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What is a transverse wave?
Waves on a water surface, elecromagnetic waves and S waves. The particales of water move in a right angle to the direction the wave is travelling.
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Frequency
The number of waves passing a point each second. (Hz)
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Speed
(m/s)
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Wavelength
The distance between the top/ bottom of two waves.
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Amplitude
The maximum disturbance from its undisturbed position.
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Equation for - speed, distance and time

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wave speed = distance / time

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What is a longitudinal wave?

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What is a transverse wave?

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Frequency

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