FHSST Physics/Waves/Equations and Quantities

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Waves and Wavelike Motion
Definition - Types of Waves - Properties of Waves - Practical Applications: Sound Waves - Practical Applications: Electromagnetic Waves - Equations and Quantities

Important Equations and Quantities[edit]

Frequency:

\begin{matrix}f = \frac{1}{T}.\end{matrix}

(2.6)


Speed:

\begin{matrix}v &= &f\lambda\\&=& \frac{\lambda}{T}\end{matrix}

Table 2.1: Units used in Waves
Quantity Symbol S.I. Units Direction
Amplitude A m --
Period T s --
Wavelength \lambda m --
Frequency f Hz or s-1 --
Speed v m.s-1 --