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By Margaret Olsen


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by margaret olsen


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wave crest


The highest part of a wave.  
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wave trough


The lowest part of a wave.  
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wave height


The vertical distance between the highest (crest) and lowest (trough) parts of a wave.  
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wavelength


The distance from a certain point on one wave to the same point on the next wave (e.g. distance between two consecutive wave crests or between two consecutive wave troughs).  
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Wave amplitude


One half the distance from the crest to the trough. Wave amplitude is a more technical term for wave height and is used in engineering technology.  
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Wave frequency


The number of waves passing a fixed point in a specified period of time. Frequency has units of waves per second or cycles per second. Another unit for frequency is the Hertz (abbreviated Hz) where 1 Hz is equivalent to 1 cycle per second.  
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Wave period


The time it takes for two successive crests (one wavelength) to pass a specified point.  
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Wave Period


The time it takes for two successive crests (one wavelength) to pass a specified point.  
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