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 »

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 »

The distance between wave crests is called wavelength. It is a characteristic shared by waves of all kinds, including ocean waves and sound waves. Wavelength is measured from the highest point, or summit, of one wave's c... 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 »