If you have a surface water wave (shallow) with equation c = sqrt((gλ / 2 pi) * tanh (2 pi d / λ))(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I was wondering how one would go about determining the wavelength. I though it was one continuous wave. Say the wave tank it was in was 60cm long, but it was reflected once (traveled 1.2m). Would the wavelength be 0.6m or 1.2m.. and why?

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# Water waves

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