Enter the wavelength and frequency into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the total wave speed.
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Wave Speed Formula
The following formula is used to calculate the speed or velocity of a wave.
V = f * w
- Where V is the velocity (m/s)
- f is the frequency (hz)
- w is the wavelength (m)
Wave Speed Definition
Wave speed, also known as wave velocity, is a term used in physics to describe the speed at which a wave is propagating. Most often this involves light in some kind of medium, whether it be air or a vacuum.
Wave Speed Example
How to calculate a wave speed?
- First, determine the frequency.
Calculate the frequency of the wave.
- Next, determine the wavelength.
Calculate the wavelength of the wave.
- Finally, calculate the wave speed.
Using the formula above, calculate the wave speed.
A wave speed is the velocity at which a wave is propagating through space.