Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 19 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 6


Period is the time needed to complete a full cycle of vibration. Amplitude measures the maximum displacement of a wave from the equilibrium (midpoint) position. Wavelength is the length of one complete cycle of a wave - the distance between successive peaks or troughs. The frequency of a wave is the rate of vibration, the number of oscillations per second.

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