Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationHSC Science Class 11

Define wavelength. - Physics

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Definition

Define wavelength.

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Solution

For transverse waves, the distance between two neighbouring crests or troughs is known as the wavelength.
For longitudinal waves, the distance between two neighbouring compressions or rarefactions is known as the wavelength. The SI unit of wavelength is meter.

Concept: Introduction to Waves
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Chapter 11: Waves - Evaluation [Page 277]

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