## What are the basics of waves?

All kinds of waves have the same fundamental properties of reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference, and all waves have a wavelength, frequency, speed and amplitude. All waves can be thought of as a disturbance that transfers energy.

## What are the formulas for waves?

To find the amplitude, wavelength, period, and frequency of a sinusoidal wave, write down the wave function in the form y(x,t)=Asin(kx−ωt+ϕ). The amplitude can be read straight from the equation and is equal to A. The period of the wave can be derived from the angular frequency (T=2πω).

**What are waves in physics?**

Waves involve the transport of energy without the transport of matter. In conclusion, a wave can be described as a disturbance that travels through a medium, transporting energy from one location (its source) to another location without transporting matter.

**What are four basic properties of waves?**

No matter whether you are talking about vibrations or waves, all of them can be characterized by the following four characteristics: amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed.

### What are the five parts of a wave?

Vocabulary

- crest. Noun. the top of a wave.
- wave. Noun. moving swell on the surface of water.
- wave height. Noun. the distance between a wave’s trough and crest.
- wavelength. Noun. the distance between the crests of two waves.
- wave trough. Noun. the lowest part of a wave.

### What is the velocity of wave?

The velocity of a wave is equal to the product of its wavelength and frequency (number of vibrations per second) and is independent of its intensity.

**Do waves move particles?**

The particles do not move along with the wave; they simply oscillate up and down about their individual equilibrium positions as the wave passes by. Pick a single particle and watch its motion. The S waves (Secondary waves) in an earthquake are examples of Transverse waves.