Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 19 - Think and Explain: 66


In one period, a wave travels one wavelength.

Work Step by Step

In Figure 19.5, keep your eye on one crest of the wave as it travels toward the right. In one period, that crest will travel exactly one wavelength. Meanwhile, every point in the medium will have completed one cycle of oscillation.
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