Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 19 - Think and Discuss: 91

Answer

Wave speed measures how fast a wave crest travels, and is measured in m/s. Wave frequency measures how frequently something oscillates, and is measured in hertz, or cycles per second.

Work Step by Step

Though the terms may be confused, these are different concepts, and are measured in different units.
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