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Module 3: Waves and Thermodynamics

Graphs of Displacement as a Function of Time (Transverse and Longitudinal Waves)

What are the features of a graph of displacement as a function of time?

In this post, we learn to construct and/or interpret graphs of displacement as a function of time and as a function of the position of transverse and longitudinal waves, as a part of the Prelim Physics course under the module Waves and Thermodynamics and sub-part Wave Properties. We learn to relate the features of those graphs to the following wave characteristics: velocity, frequency, period, wavelength, displacement and amplitude.

 

The following video goes through every feature of a longitudinal and transverse wave graph.