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 What is the Amplitude of a wave? The amplitude goes from the middle line to the peak. What is the wavelength of a wave? The wavelength covers a full cycle of the wave. (From peak to peak.) What is the frequency of a wave? The frequency is how many complete waves there are per a second. What is frequency measured in? Hertz, Hz. 1Hz is one complete wave per second. What is the period of a wave? The period is the time taken for one complete wave. What is the formula for the time period? T=1/f What is a transverse wave? In transverse waves the vibrations are at 90° to the direction of travel of the wave. They are perpendicular. What are examples of transverse waves? 1) Light 2) Ripples on water 3) waves on stings 4) A slinky waved up and down What is a longitudinal wave? In longitudinal waves. the vibrations are along the same direction as the wave is traveling. What are examples of longitudinal waves? 1) sound waves 2) shock waves 3) a slinky wave when plucked