Parts of A Transverse Wave


 

Wavefronts show the position of points of a wave which are in phase.

Displacement is the distance moved by the particle from its equilibrium position.

The amplitude of a wave is the maximum displacement of the particle from its equilibrium position.

The wavelength is the distance between 2 successive points on a wave which are in phase with one another.

The period is the time taken for a particle on the wave to complete one oscillation.

The frequency of a wave is the number of complete oscillations that pass through a given point in 1 second. (Units: Hertz(Hz) or s-1)

 


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