Lesson: Modeling One-Dimensional Transverse Waves
In this lesson, we will learn how to use amplitude, wave number, angular frequency, and phase shift to model the transverse motion of a one-dimensional wave.
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Worksheet: 25 Questions • 2 Videos
A sunbather stands waist deep in the ocean and observes that six crests of periodic surface waves pass each 60 seconds. The crests are 16.00 metres apart.
What is the wavelength of the waves?
What is the frequency of the waves?
What is the period of the waves?
What is the speed of the waves?
The electric field of an electromagnetic wave traveling in vacuum is described by the following wave function: where is the wavenumber in rad/m, is in m, is in s.
Find the amplitude of the wave.
Find the frequency of the wave.
Find the wavelength of the wave.
What is the wavelength of X-rays of frequency Hz?
What is the wavelength of yellow light of frequency Hz?
What is the wavelength of gamma-rays of frequency Hz?