Waves passes through the surface of water , Pieces of paper on the water surface move up and down...

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Waves passes through the surface of water , Pieces of paper on the water surface move up and down and complete 40 oscillations in 4 seconds. The wavelength of the waves is 10cm . Find the time period , frequency and velocity of the wave.

Waves:

A wave is described to be a oscillating or periodic motion. We can quantify certain parameters for this motion such as the wavelength, being the length of one cycle, period, being the time for completion of one cycle, and velocity, being the speed of the propagation of the wave.

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Determine the period, T. We do this by dividing the total time, t = 4 s, by the number of oscillations that has been completed, N = 40, such that

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Waves: Types & Definition

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Here, the definition of a wave is explored. Different types of waves, and the anatomy of a wave are investigated, and examples of waves are provided.


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