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Calculating the speed and wavelength of water waves given distance, time and period of oscillation.

Water waves in a lake travel 4.4 m in 1.8s. The period of oscillation is 1.2 s.

a. What is the speed of water waves?
b. What is their wavelength?

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Distance traveled by the wave (D) = 4.4m
<br>Time taken by the wave to travel 4.4m (T) = 1.8s
<br>Period of oscillation of the wave (t) = 1.2s
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<br>a) Velocity is defined as the ratio of distance traveled over time taken
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This job figures the speed and wavelength of water waves given distance, time and period of oscillation.

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