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Mar27-12, 06:07 AM
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The period is the time taken to complete one wave. But at the end of the period, due to all the particles needing the same time to complete one oscillation, which is something like both of us needing 10s to complete the race, there is no way a complete wave would be formed once the period is up, and some particles re still halfway into their oscillation.

Can I ask u something to see if we are actually visualising the same thing?? To you, when a particle on the wave comPletes one oscillation, does that mean a complete wave cycle is formed?