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Clarissa Nava 3H
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wavelength

Postby Clarissa Nava 3H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:10 pm

is the wavelength the distance between one peak of the wave to the next peak?

Joonsoo Kim 4L
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Re: wavelength

Postby Joonsoo Kim 4L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:07 pm

Yes, that's correct. The units for wavelength is m (or, more commonly nm)

Ryan Troutman 4L
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Re: wavelength

Postby Ryan Troutman 4L » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Yes! The wavelength is the distance from one peak of the wave to the other peak. A lower wavelength (100) has a higher frequency and a higher wavelength has a lower frequency (since they are inversely proportional).

Alli Hinmon 3E
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Re: wavelength

Postby Alli Hinmon 3E » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:34 pm

The wavelength is the distance from one peak of the wave to the other peak, the shorter the wavelength the higher the frequency

805169754
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Re: wavelength

Postby 805169754 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:45 pm

one wavelength equals the distance between two successive wave crests or troughs.

205458163
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Re: wavelength

Postby 205458163 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:26 pm

Yes, you were correct. However, it doesn't have to be exact peak from peak. It can be anywhere on the same horizon, and make sure it is one period.

Karina Vasquez 1D
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Re: wavelength

Postby Karina Vasquez 1D » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:51 pm

How would you go about finding the amplitude?

jlinwashington1B
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Re: wavelength

Postby jlinwashington1B » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:37 pm

I have the same question... Does amplitude refer to the peak of the wave?

Haorui Li 1A
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Re: wavelength

Postby Haorui Li 1A » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:58 pm

The amplitude of a wave refers to the maximum amount of displacement of a particle on the medium from its rest position. The amplitude can be measured from the rest position to the trough position.

Zachary Menz 1D
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Re: wavelength

Postby Zachary Menz 1D » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:25 pm

Wavelength is commonly known as the "peak to peak" distance, but you can also use trough to trough distance. Amplitude is the "height" of the wave.

Daniel Kim 1D
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Re: wavelength

Postby Daniel Kim 1D » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:11 pm

Yes it does, and frequency is the amount of repeated of the wave. Which makes them indirectly proportionate.

somyapanchal1D
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Re: wavelength

Postby somyapanchal1D » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:05 pm

Yes, the wavelength is the distance between two peaks. But, this is only one definition. The wavelength can also be the distance between two troughs. Or, a wavelength can just be the distance between two sequentially equivalent points. When a wave passes the same starting point, that is what determines a wavelength.


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