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# How are wave frequency and the period related?

Updated: 9/20/2023

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They are inverses. Seconds and Hertz are inverse units.

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### How are frequency and wave period related?

Period = 1 / frequency

### How frequency and wave period related?

Period = 1 / frequency

### How are frequency wave period related?

Period = 1 / frequency

### Is a period of a wave inversely related to the frequency of the wave?

yes as, period time = 1/ frequency

### How are frequency and wave related?

Period = 1 / frequency

### How do wave frequency and period of a wave relate?

Wave frequency f, and period of wave T are inverses, related by fT=1.

### How are frequency and period of wave related?

They are mutual reciprocals. frequency = 1/period period = 1/frequency

### How the frequency of the wave is related to its time period?

inversely ...wave length = 1/frequency

### What is the relationship between length and wave frequency?

Frequency is inversely proportional to the wave length, thus saying the shorter the wave length the higher the frequency and vice versa.The frequency is the number of waves within a time period. As the frequency within that time period increases, the number of waves increases, therefore the width of each wave (wavelength) within that time period has to decrease. Therefore:As the wave length increases, the frequency decreasesAs the wave length decreases, the frequency increases

### What will the frequency of a wave do if the period of the wave increases?

If the period increases, the frequency decreases.The product of (frequency) times (period) is always ' 1 '.

### If the period of a wave decreases its frequency must what?

The period and frequency of a wave are inversely related, i.e. the period is the time it takes for wave to go through a cycle, and the frequency is the number of cycles in a certain time period. For example, a wave with a period of 0.5 seconds would have a frequency of 2 per second. Since these properties are the inverse of each other, than they will be opposite when changing. If the period decreases (i.e. gets shorter, faster) than the frequency increases. Or vice versa.

### How does the frequency of a wave change when the period of a wave is doubled?

The frequency is the reciprocal of the period. If the period is doubled, the frequency will change by a factor of 1/2.