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The Waves Calculator will calculate the:

- Speed of a wave when wavelength and frequency are given
- The total distance and total time of a wave motion when the number of cycles is known

Please note that for the purpose of calculations that waves are considered as standing and angles use the radian unit of measurement.

The speed of a wave when wavelength and frequency are given is m/s |

The total distance of a wave motion when the number of cycles is known is m |

The total time of a wave motion when the number of cycles is known is s |

Speed of wave calculation |
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v = λ × f v = × v = |

Total distance of the wave calculation |

s = N × λ s = × s = |

Total moving time of the wave calculation |

t = N/ft = /t = |

Waves Calculator Input Values |

Wavelength (λ) m |

Frequency of wave (f) |

Number of cycles (N) |

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v = λ × f

s = N × λ

t = *N**/**f*

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