Wave Motion - Mission WM3 Detailed Help

The speed of a wave is DEFINED as _____.

Definition of Wave Speed:
The wave speed refers to the distance traveled by a point on the wave pattern per unit of time. It is often measured in units such as meters/second and describes how fast the wave is moving through the medium.

There are numerous ways to calculate the speed of a wave. But don't be fooled! The definition of a physics quantity is not the same thing as the formula used to calculate the quantity. While wave speed can be calculated as the wavelength multiplied by the frequency, this is not the way it is defined. See Define Helpsection.


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