| Science - 1845
...as the period of one complete oscillation. The velocity of the wave of the second order, the lenyth **from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next,** or from hollow to hollow, and the time of passing from one crest to another, called the period of the... | |
| 1877
...Thus, if a number of , similar waves are traversing a sheet of water, the distance, in a straight line, **from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next** is a wave-length. 367. Relation between Velocity, Wavelength, and Period. — The number of waves that... | |
| Light - 1880 - 167 pages
...depressions at precisely equal distances from each other, but with less and less differences of level. 73. **The distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next** is called the wave length. If we knew the wave length and the number of strokes Fig. 29. upon the water... | |
| William Guy Peck - Physics - 1881 - 530 pages
...supposed to pass in the direction A B. The distances b' d and c' d' are called wave-lengths. o that is, **from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next.** The distances W',J'f", c' c", and d' d" represent amplitudes of vibration. Through these distances... | |
| James Wharton McLaughlin - Communicable diseases - 1892 - 240 pages
...trough, and amplitude. The crest is the top, and the trough is the bottom of the wave, amplitude is **the distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next** (nearest) wave. Now it is a matter of common observation that water waves may be influenced in certain... | |
| Silvanus Phillips Thompson - Infrared radiation - 1897 - 294 pages
...don't find, if you go round to the 1 Note that the scientific term " wave-length " means the length **from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next.** This, on the sea, may be 50 feet or more. In the case of ripples on a pond, it may be but an inch or... | |
| Archibald Stanley Percival - Light - 1899 - 403 pages
...given particle occupies in going through the complete cycle of changes that constitutes one undulation, **from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next.** The period (T) is therefore the reciprocal of the wave frequency, so the frequency may be denoted by... | |
| 1907
...so that the spectrum corresponds to a scale of different length waves. The length of a light wave is **the distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next.** The following diagram gives a simple arrangement of the spectrum, the numbers representing the length... | |
| John Arthur Randall - Heat - 1913 - 331 pages
...has been estimated as less than 20 per cent under the most favorable conditions. The wave length is **the distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next** wave. This length is the same as the distance between the similar parts of any two adjacent waves.... | |
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