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