Wave Speed Calculator

Enter the wavelength and frequency into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the total wave speed.

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?

  1. First, determine the frequency.

    Calculate the frequency of the wave.

  2. Next, determine the wavelength.

    Calculate the wavelength of the wave.

  3. Finally, calculate the wave speed.

    Using the formula above, calculate the wave speed.


What is a wave speed?

A wave speed is the velocity at which a wave is propagating through space.

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