How to Calculate Wave Velocity


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The wave velocity of an electromagnetic wave in free space is _____.

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1. The relationship between wave speed, v, frequency, f, and wavelength, λ, is _____.

2. Calculate the wave velocity if the frequency is 6MHz and the wavelength is 40m.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about how to calculate wave velocity with this worksheet/quiz. The questions will address certain topics like an electromagnetic wave in free space and the formula regarding the wavelength, frequency and the speed of a wave.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on:

  • Wave velocity with frequency of 6MHz and a given wavelength
  • Wavelength of 80m with given frequency
  • A velocity factor of 0.70

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve wave velocity practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the speed of a wave in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on wave velocity using a mathematical formula with respect to wave speed, frequency and wavelength

Additional Learning

Learn more about wave speed via the lesson we've named How to Calculate Wave Velocity. Use the following study points as a helpful guide:

  • What is measured in a wavelength/spatial period
  • How the frequency of a wave is measured
  • Definition of the crest of a wave
  • How to define wave velocity
  • The period as a mathematical representation in calculating wave velocity
  • Hertz as a wave measurement