Wave Motion - Mission WM2 Detailed Help

A wave is established in a rope. The diagram below represents a 'snapshot' of the pattern in the rope at a given instant in time. Which of the given distances represent the wavelength of the wave? List all that apply ... .

Definition of Wavelength:
The wavelength of a wave is the length of the wave or repeating wave segment. It is often (but not always) measured as the distance from crest to crest.

A wave involves the repeating and periodic vibration of a medium in a regular fashion. As each particle of the medium undergoes its up and down (or back and forth) vibration, the familiar wavelike pattern is established in the medium. Within the pattern, there is a repeating element that reoccurs over and over. The length of this repeating pattern is known as the wavelength.


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