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This generally happens when a wave moves from one medium into another.


Now, the velocity (v) of a wave (mechanical and electromagnetic) is equal to the product of its frequency (f) and wavelength (λ).

So, v = f x λ

That means if frequency is constant, the wavelength is directly proportional to the velocity.


So, if the speed of the wave increases (while frequency remains the same), the wavelength will also increase.

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Q: If the speed of a wave increases and its frequency does not change then what will happen to its wavelength?
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