Waves may be graphed as a function of time or distance. A single frequency wave will appear as a sine wave in either case. From the distance graph the wavelength may be determined. From the time graph, the period and frequency can be obtained. From both together, the wave speed can be determined.
Any of the wave parameters below can be changed. When you have finished entering data, click on the quantity you wish to calculate. The quantities will not be forced to be consistent until you click on the desired quantity.
Traveling wave concepts