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What is the amplitude of a transverse wave?

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The amplitude of a transverse wave is the measurement from the top point or lower point of the wave to the mid point. Amplitude is the amount of energy that the wave contains.

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The amplitude of a wave can be described as the maximum amount of displacement from the average position of the wave.

Transverse waves are a type of wave in which movement is perpendicular to the direction the wave is moving. The top point of the movement of a wave is also known as a peak, while the bottom point of the wave movement is the trough. A wavelength is defined as the distance between either the peaks or troughs of one cycle of movement.

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