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MARS 1010L: Waves 19/09/2007 10:29:00 Waves: undulations that form as a disturbance and move along an interface  between fluids of two different densities.  Longitudinal Waves Transverse Wave Orbital Waves Wave characteristics: Ocean waves are orbital waves. Wave crest: The top of the wave Wave Trough: Bottom of the wave Wave height, is the difference between the trough and crest Wave length: the distance from crest to crest Wave period: the time it takes for two successive wave crests to pass a fixed  point Wave frequency: The number of wave crests passing a fixed point per  second. Wave speed: the apparent velocity of the wave crest.   Wave energy: potential energy (elevation change) + kinetic energy (orbital  motion) Particle Motions beneath waves The waveform travels but the water itself doesn’t travel much 
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