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· Polarized light: light wave that vibrate in one direction
the height of the wave, measured in meters.
the distance between adjacent crests, measured in meters.
the time it takes for one complete wave to pass a given point, measured in seconds.
the number of complete waves that pass a point in one second, measured in inverse seconds, or Hertz (Hz).
the horizontal speed of a point on a wave as it propagates, measured in meters / second.
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.