Relation Between Frequency And Velocity

Frequency is a fundamental characteristic of a wave. It is the measure of the number of waves passing through a point in a unit time. The velocity of a wave is the distance traveled by a point on the wave. In general, for any wave the relation between Frequency and Velocity is proportionate.

Frequency And Velocity

For any given wave, the product of wavelength and frequency gives the velocity. It is mathematically written as-

\(V=f\times \lambda\)

Where,

  • V is the velocity of the wave measure using m/s.
  • f is the frequency of the wave measured using Hz.
  • \( \lambda\) is the wavelength of the wave measured using m.

Frequency And Velocity Relation

Amplitude, Frequency, wavelength, and velocity are the characteristic of any wave. For a constant wavelength, Increase in frequency will increase in velocity of the wave.

Example:

  • For a constant wavelength, If frequency is doubled. The velocity of the wave will also double.
  • For a constant wavelength, If the frequency is made four times. The velocity of the wave will also be increased by four times.

Hope you understood the relation between Frequency and Velocity of a wave.

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