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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?
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