Glossary Source: Www.Google.ca Glossary cartoon Source: www.Google.ca | **Amplitude:** the height of the wave, measured in meters.**Wavelength:** the distance between adjacent crests, measured in meters.**Period:** the time it takes for one complete wave to pass a given point, measured in seconds.**Frequency:** the number of complete waves that pass a point in one second, measured in inverse seconds, or**Hertz**(Hz).**Speed:** the horizontal speed of a point on a wave as it propagates, measured in meters / second.**Phase:** The time at which a wave passes through a specified displacement at a specified point in space. A common specification is the time at which the wave disturbance is exactly zero and moving in the positive direction.
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