Wave

This applet shows you how particles move in a transverse wave.
Notice that individual particles oscillate up and down about the equilibrium position.
They do not travel in the direction of the propagation of the wave.

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The various properties of a wave are related by the following equations:
v = f λ =λ,ω = 2πf =
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TT
where v = velocity, f = frequency, λ = wavelength, T = period, ω = angular velocity


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