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The following figure shows a transverse wave travelling along the x-axis.
figure of transverse wave

  1. Determine the wave length and the amplitude of the wave. 
  2. If the time taken by the wave to move from O to A is 0.04 seconds, determine the frequency and the speed of the wave

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    1. Wavelength = 4cm 
    2. Amplitude = 2cm
  2. O to A = 9cm containing 2 ¼ waves
    Time = 0.045 
                  2 ¼
    f = 1/T
       1         
       0.04s/2 ¼
    f = 56.25Hz. 
    v = f^  
       = 56.25 x 0.04
    =2.25ms−1  
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