what is the meaning of wave length ? Give the example for longitudinal wave? Thank you

Asked by rahmani | 26th Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

definition -

Wavelength is the distancebetween identical points in the adjacent cycles of a waveform signal propogated in space or along a wire, as shown in the figure.
Longitudinal wave example:
Longitudinal waves include sound waves (alternation in pressure, particle displacement, or particle velocity propagated in an elastic material) and seismic P-waves (created by earthquakes and explosions).

Answered by  | 27th Nov, 2010, 01:25: AM

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