Name ______________________                                               St. Mary’s Physics

Wave Worksheet

One full wave (cycle)

Wave train – two or more waves

Amplitude – measures the energy of a transverse wave
a) measured from the equilibrium position to the top of a crest or the bottom
of a trough (see vertical arrow)
Wavelength – length of a single wave cycle (horizontal arrow double sided arrow)

There are 4 waves in this wave train

Wave 1

a) How many waves are there in this wave train? _____

b) Wavelength ______ cm   c) Amplitude _______ cm

Wave 2

a) How many waves are there in this wave train? _____

b) Wavelength ______ cm   c) Amplitude _______ cm

Wave 3

a) How many waves are there in this wave train? _____

b) Wavelength ______ cm   c) Amplitude _______ cm

Wave 4

a) How many waves are there in this wave train? _____

b) Wavelength ______ cm   c) Amplitude _______ cm

Wave 5

a) How many waves are there in this wave train? _____

b) Wavelength ______ cm   c) Amplitude _______ cm

Wave 6

a) How many waves are there in this wave train? _____

b) Wavelength ______ cm  c) Amplitude _______ cm

Wave 7
If this entire wave train is 30 meters long what is the wavelength of this wave?