Wave velocity in common usage refers to speed, although, properly, velocity implies both speed and direction. The velocity of a wave is equal to the product of its wavelength and frequency (number of vibrations per second) and is independent of its intensity.

Accordingly, what is the formula for the speed of a wave?

So in a time of one period, the wave has moved a distance of one wavelength. Combining this information with the equation for speed (speed = distance/time), it can be said that the speed of a wave is also the wavelength/period.

## What is the symbol for wave velocity?

General derived quantitiesQuantity (common name/s)(Common) symbol/sSI unitsWavenumber, k-vector, Wave vectork, σm−1Frequencyf, νHz = s−1Angular frequency/ pulsatanceωHz = s−1Oscillatory velocityv, vt, vm s−

## How do you calculate the frequency of a wave?

Divide the velocity of the wave, V, by the wavelength converted into meters, λ, in order to find the frequency, f. Write your answer. After completing the previous step, you will have completed your calculation for the frequency of the wave. Write your answer in Hertz, Hz, which is the unit for frequency.

## Which type of electromagnetic wave has the most energy?

The Electromagnetic spectrum lists the most powerful EMR, gamma rays, to the least powerful EMR, radio waves. In addition, the highest energy waves (gamma, x-ray) have the shortest wavelengths. The lowest energy waves, radio waves, have longest wavelengths.