Waves

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Transverse waves
In transverse waves, the vibrations are at right angles to the direction of travel. e.g light
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Longitudinal waves
In longitudinal waves, the vibrations are along the same direction as the direction of travel. e.g sound
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Amplitude
The amplitude of a wave is its maximum disturbance from its undisturbed position
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Wavelength
The wavelength of a wave is the distance between a point on one wave and the same point on the next wave. Crest to crest
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Frequency
The frequency is the number of complete waves per second.
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Wave
Waves are vibrations that carry energy and information without carrying matter
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What is the formula that links period and frequency
T= 1÷F
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What formula links velocity frequency and wavelength?
V= F x λ
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What type of wave is a sound wave?
Longitudinal
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What type of wave is a light wave?
Transverse
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What is the unit of frequency?
Hertz (Hz
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In longitudinal waves, the vibrations are along the same direction as the direction of travel. e.g sound

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Longitudinal waves

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The amplitude of a wave is its maximum disturbance from its undisturbed position

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The wavelength of a wave is the distance between a point on one wave and the same point on the next wave. Crest to crest

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The frequency is the number of complete waves per second.

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