A P-wave is a type of seismic wave that can travel through a continuum. A P-wave can also be referred to as a compressional wave, a primary wave or a pressure wave. More »

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A transverse wave is one where the displacement of the medium in which the wave is travelling is perpendicular to its propagation. A pond ripple is an example of a transverse wave. More »

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Compressional waves are waves that move along the direction of propagation in a back and forth motion. Common examples of compressional waves include sound waves and P waves, which are types of seismic waves. More »

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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 »

The top of a wave is called the crest of a wave. It is the point on the wave that has the maximum height value. More »

The ability of two or more waves to overlap and form a new wave is known as interference. It occurs when two waves meet while traveling through the same medium. More »

The formula for finding the velocity of a wave is to multiply its wavelength by its frequency. In this case, 30 m x 12 Hz = 360 meters per second. More »

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