 # Transverse, Longitudinal, and Surface Waves

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## Contains how waves move and wave formulas. 1887 7 0  Created by Selam H almost 6 years ago
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A = Wavelength- distance from any part of the wave to the same point on the next cycle of the waveB = Frequency (also the Direction of Wave)- the number of wave cycles per unit (unit=hertz)C = Period- time it takes for one wave cycle to completeD = Amplitude- maximum height to the rest positionE = Direction of EnergyF = Trough- the lowest point of a waveG = Crest- the highest point of a waveH = Equilibrium (also the Rest Point)- part where the energy is the same throughout the wave

← H (the line)

Movement of a Transverse Wave:

Movement of Longitudinal Waves:

A

B

E

D

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Movement of Surface Waves:

A = Rarefaction- the part of a wave that stretches out the most B = Compression- the part of a wave that stretches out the most C = Rest Position- area of rest in a waveD = Direction of EnergyE = Direction of Wave

A= Crest- highest point of surface waveB= Wavelength- distance from one point of a surface wave to another which is the same part but of a the next cycleC= Rest PositionD= Trough- the lowest point of a surface waveE= Wave Height- distance from crest to trough

A

B

C                  D

E

WAVE FORMULAS

Speed= $Wavelength·Frequency$

Speed= $\frac{Wavelength}{Period}$

Frequency=$\frac{Speed}{Wavelength}$

Wavelength= $Speed·Frequency$

$\lambda=Wavelength$

$v=Velocity$(Speed)

$T=Period$

Transverse Waves

Longitudinal Waves

Surface Waves

Formulas