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20 wave crests pass a fisherman in one minute if the wave crests are 2.0 m apart find:
Period
Frequency
Speed of waves

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  2. Distance between wave crests, λ
    = wave length
    = 2 metres

    Time complete one wave
    = period
    = 60 s / 20 waves
    = 3 s

    Frequency f is number of waves per second
    = (1/3) Hz

    Speed = f * λ
    = (1/3)Hz * 2m
    =2/3 m/s

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