Pronunciation: /ˈweɪv.lɛŋkθ/ Explain
Figure 1: Diagram showing the measurement of a wavelength from crest to crest.
Wavelength is the
from the crest to crest of a wave. This word is used mainly in the
context of physics. In math contexts, we use the term
instead. Figure 1 shows the measurement of a wavelength.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, wavelength. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 190. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Wavelength. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/w/wavelength.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
12/17/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
3/11/2008: Clarified usage of wavelength. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)