GCSE Physics

Speed, Frequency & Wavelength

The frequency of a set of waves is set at the source itself. For instance, if Billy pokes a pond with a stick twice each second, the frequency will be 2 Hz.

As the waves travel over the pond's surface, this frequency will not change. What may change is the distance between waves - the wavelength - and their speed.

Let's see how these three things relate.

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