Define and describe the following terms: amplitude, wavelength, frequency, period, tension.


  1. Answer:

    Amplitude—distance between the resting position and the maximum displacement of the wave

    Frequency—number of waves passing by a specific point per second

    Period—time it takes for one wave cycle to complete

    wavelength λ – the distance between adjacent identical parts of a wave, parallel to the direction of propagation.

    Tension – described as the pulling force transmitted axially by the means of a string, a cable, chain, or similar one-dimensional continuous object, or by each end of a rod, truss member, or similar three-dimensional object

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