All the waves shown have the same speed in the same medium. Use a ruler and rank these waves from most to least for a. amplitude. b. wavelength. c. frequency. d. period.
Solution 1R Step 1: a. Amplitude is the maximum displacement of points from the equilibrium position of a wave. Here, we can rank the amplitude as, D>B>A>C Step 2: b. Wavelength is the distance between two adjacent same vibrational states of a wave. Usually we are taking the distance between two adjacent crests or troughs of a wave. Here, we can rank the wavelength as, D>A>B>C