Characteristics that all waves have in common are wavelength, amplitude and frequency. Apart from these properties, different types of waves have a number of varying characteristics. A wave is defined as a repetitive dis... More »

Light waves, a form of electromagnetic radiation, are energy-carrying waves able to self-propagate through the vacuum of space at 3x10^8 meters per second. While "light" sometimes colloquially refers to the entire electr... More »

The most basic characteristics of a sound wave are pitch, loudness and tone. A sound wave's frequency is experienced as the wave's pitch. The amplitude determines loudness or volume. The tone of a sound wave can be recog... More »

Many factors impact the generation, severity, frequency and strength of ocean waves. One of the most important factors leading to the formation of an ocean wave is the wind. The shapes of the basins of the ocean dictate ... More »

The three aspects of sound waves are wavelength, frequency and amplitude. Wavelength describes the distance between each sound wave, and frequency relates to the number of waves counted in a specified amount of time. The... More »

All electromagnetic waves move at the speed of light; subsequently, the wavelength and frequency of waves must be proportional, as the wavelength multiplied by the frequency equals the speed of light. As wavelength incre... More »

Some of the properties which are common to all electromagnetic waves are amplitude, a characteristic frequency and wavelength, and the ability to travel through a vacuum at the same speed, which is commonly referred to a... More »