Every waves have a Velocity, Frequency and Wave length.
w=frequency;the number of waves passing a given point in the medium each second.
Frequency, f, is measured in hertz (Hz).
Frequency is the reciprocal of period, and period the reciprocal of frequency, that is:
f=1/f and T=1/f
lambda=wave lengh; is the distance between two successive points whch are in phase, that is the points are doing the same thing at the same time. Wavelength,lambda, is measured in metres (m).
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c=velocity;Wavespeed is the distance the wave travels through the medium each second.
Wavespeed, v, is measured in metres per second (m sí┬1).
Period= the time attakes to go through are cycle at a fixed point. (units= time units)
A=amplitude;a wave is the maximum displacement of particles from their rest position, or in the case of a pressure wave, amplitude is the maximum change of pressure from normal air pressure. Waves with bigger amplitude carry more energy.
The wave equation links three properties:
The equation of the wave, wave height as a function of space and time. Therefore, the wave equation will be
which phase of the wave = an angle measured in radians.
Standing of 1D
2D Satnding Wave & 2D Traveling Wave
3D Satnding Wave & 3D Traveling Wave
The 2D & 3D graphs are from
Paul Bender's Home Page.