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A wave with a frequency of 10 hertz moves at 360 m/s.

Part (a) What is the wavelength of the wave?

Part (b) What is the period of the wave?

I treated this as a deep water wave, and used the equations,

c^{2}= gl/(2pi)

w^{2}= gk

c = w/k

to find the wavelength and period of the wave.

But I never used the frequency given (which would imply a period of 0.1 sec) and instead got a period of 231 sec.

Is there something I'm missing?

Is it possible to solve the above question without using deep water equations?

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