What is the period of a wave?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A time period (denoted by ‘T’ ) is the time taken for one complete cycle of vibration to pass a given point. As the frequency of a wave increases, the time period of the wave decreases. The unit for time period is ‘seconds’.
How do you find the period in physics?
The duration of each cycle is the period. The frequency refers to the number of cycles completed in an interval of time. It is the reciprocal of the period and can be calculated with the equation f=1/T.
How do I find the frequency of a wave?
Wave frequency can be measured by counting the number of crests or compressions that pass the point in 1 second or other time period. The higher the number is, the greater is the frequency of the wave. The SI unit for wave frequency is the hertz (Hz), where 1 hertz equals 1 wave passing a fixed point in 1 second.
How do you explain frequency?
Frequency describes the number of waves that pass a fixed place in a given amount of time. So if the time it takes for a wave to pass is is 1/2 second, the frequency is 2 per second. If it takes 1/100 of an hour, the frequency is 100 per hour.
What is the SI unit of time period?
The SI Unit of time period is denoted by seconds/sec.