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P1 5.2 Measuring waves

P1 5.2 Measuring waves

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Author: Gemma Boyson
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Find out the words we use to describe waves, and the all-important wave equation.

I explain what we mean by amplitude, wavelength, peak, trough, frequency and wave speed. And how they can be calculated.

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