Speed of Wave Speed = distance / time Speed = amount of distance a wave travels / time it takes the wave to cover that distance
Example Mac and Tosh are resting on top of the water near the end of the pool when Mac creates a surface wave. The wave travels the length of the pool and back in 25 seconds. The pool is 25 meters long. Determine the speed of the wave.
Example The period of a wave is 0.0300 seconds. It travels at a velocity of 10.0 m/s. Determine the frequency and the wavelength of the wave.
STANDING WAVES A standing wave is a traverse wave that does not travel. For this to happen, both ends of the waves need to be attached to something.