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A skipper on a boat notices wave crests passing his anchor chain every 5 s. He estimates the distance between wavecrests to be 15 m. He also correctly estimates the speed of the waves. What is the speed?


Speed = (wavelength) x (frequency)
= (15 m)[1/(5 s)] = 3 m/s

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  1. There are many waves thier is transverse waves, microwaves, etc.

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