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 QuantitiesEdit

Frequency:

 

(2.6)

Speed:

 

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