The rest position in a wave is the position in which the wave would sit if there was no disturbance moving through it, which is sometimes also called the equilibrium position. The amplitude of a wave is measured as the d... More »

Waves are vibrations that transfer energy through a medium without causing the individual particles of a medium to move significantly from their equilibrium or position of rest. Once a wave has passed, the particles that... More »

A wave’s amplitude is the distance measured from the rest position to the crest’s top or the trough’s bottom. On a wave diagram, the rest position is the central line. The wave’s crest is at its highest point while the t... More »

A wave’s amplitude is the distance measured from the rest position to the crest’s top or the trough’s bottom. On a wave diagram, the rest position is the central line. The wave’s crest is at its highest point while the t... More »

As the clapper of the bell strikes its sides, it causes them to vibrate, setting up a disturbance in the equilibrium of the air surrounding the bell. This disturbance travels through the air in a wave form that humans kn... More »

Waves are vibrations that transfer energy through a medium without causing the individual particles of a medium to move significantly from their equilibrium or position of rest. Once a wave has passed, the particles that... More »

The medium of a wave is any substance that carries the wave, or through which the wave travels. Ocean waves are carried by water, sound waves are carried by air, and the seismic waves of an earthquake are carried by rock... More »