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Physics 101

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Wavelength is measured from:
Creast to Creast
Wavelength symbol
up side down Y
Amplitude is measured from:
Equilimbrium to the creast
Wavelength and Amplitude are both measured in:
Meters
What is a period of a wave?
Seconds for one cycle
Whats to symbol used for Period?
T
what is the unit of Period?
seconds/ cycles
What is the symbol for frequency?
F
What is the unit for frequency?
Hertz
What is the symbol for wave speed?
V
What is the unit for wave speed?
m/s
Whats is a longitudal wave?
a mechcanical wave in which the desturbance is in the same direction or parrelel to the direction
Whats is an example for a longitudal wave?
Sound
Whats are longitudal waves made up of?
Compression and rare fraction
What is a transverse wave?
Vibration perpendicuar to the motion.