waves

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what is amplitude?
maximum height of the wave in meters measured from the middle
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what is wavelength?
shortest distance between a point on a wave and the same point on the next wave in meters
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what is peak and trough?
trough is lowest point and peak is highest point on a wave
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what is frequency?
the number of waves passing a point out second. Measured in hertz.
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types of transverse waves
water waves, light waves, microwave, X-Rays, some mechanical waves on strings etc.
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types of longitudinal waves
sound waves, some mechanical waves on strings, one type of seismic waves
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what is wavelength?

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shortest distance between a point on a wave and the same point on the next wave in meters

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what is peak and trough?

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what is frequency?

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types of transverse waves

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