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Physics - WAVES Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Types of Waves

Particles vibrate perpen­dicular to the direction of energy transfer
Examples: sound waves, seismic waves

Describing Waves

Amplitude - height of wave from middle to peak/t­rough
Speed = frequency x wavelength
Amplitude is the maximum displa­cement of a wave
Time period - time it takes for 1 complete wave
Time period - 1/freq­uency
Frequency - number of waves that travel past a point in 1 second
The lower the frequency, the longer the time period