Waves transfer energy but not matter. Waves may be transverse (eg water wave) or longitudinal (eg sound wave). Wave motion can be described using the terms amplitude, wavelength, frequency and period.
How do oscillations move in a transverse wave?
At right angles to the direction of wave travel
Parallel to the direction of wave travel
How do oscillations move in a longitudinal wave?
What is the name for an area of low pressure in a longitudinal wave?
Which of these is an example of a transverse wave?
What is the name of the distance from one peak to the next peak of a wave?
What is the time period of a 40 Hz wave?
What is the wave speed of a 1,000 Hz wave with a wavelength of 0.04 m?
How is wave speed calculated?
wave speed = frequency ÷ wavelength
wave speed = frequency × wavelength
wave speed = wavelength ÷ frequency
Through which of the following can sound not travel?
What is the approximate speed of sound in air?