# Wave basics page 56 physics

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What is the amplitude of the wave?
1. The amplitude is the displacement from the rest position to the crest (not from the trough to the crest)
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What is the wavelength?
2. The wavelength is the length of a full cycle of the wave e.g. from crest to crest.
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What is the frequency?
3. Frequency is the number of complete waves passing a certain point per second or the number of waves produced by a source each second. Frequency is measured in hertz (Hz). 1 Hz is 1 wave per second
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Give examples of transverse waves.
Most waves are transverse: 1. Light and other EM waves. 2. Ripples on water 3. Waves on springs 4. A slinky spring wiggled up and down.
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Definition of transverse waves.
Transverse waves have sideways vibrations.In Transverse waves the vibrations are perpendicular (at 90 degrees) to the direction of energy transfer of the wave
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What is the wavelength?

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2. The wavelength is the length of a full cycle of the wave e.g. from crest to crest.

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What is the frequency?

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Give examples of transverse waves.

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Definition of transverse waves.