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What are the properties of waves?
A
1. amplitude
2. wavelength
3. frequency
4. speed
Q
What is amplitude?
A
The maximum distance the particles of the medium move away from their rest positions.
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What is wavelength?
A
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave.
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What is frequency?
A
The number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time.
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In what units is frequency measured?
A
hertz (Hz)
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What is the value of one hertz (1 Hz)?
A
one wave occurs every second
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What is the SPEED of a wave?
A.
How far the wave travels in 1 unit of time.
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How are the speed, wavelength, and frequency of a wave related?
A
By the mathematical formula: Speed = Wavelength X Frequency