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Speed of water wave

  1. May 7, 2015 #1
    If the depth of water increases, and it's speed of a wave in that water also increases as a result, what happens to the frequency and wavelength of that wave? Would the frequency remain the same and the wavelength increase?
     
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  3. May 7, 2015 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Yes.

    ... here the ripples are moving from deep to shallow water for the opposite effect.
    (On reflection this is a poor example - I'll look for a better one.)
    You can clearly see that the wavelength changes - a bit more effort should verify that the frequency is pretty-much unchanged.


    ... this guy is boring and a bit lax so just skip forward to 3:54
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2015
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