What is the amplitude of a wave? How is it different from frequency?

prajputprajput Admin Posts: 98
What is the amplitude of a wave? How is it different from frequency?

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  • kkanadekkanade Posts: 3,603Forum Coordinator
    Hi @prajput ! The maximum displacement of the particles from their equilibrium position is known as the amplitude, while frequency is the number of complete vibration cycles a particle completes in a unit time. Hope this is helpful.
  • KremellaKremella Posts: 3,118Admin
    In case of sound waves, amplitude is associated with the loudness of the sound, while frequency determines the pitch of the sound.
  • kkanadekkanade Posts: 3,603Forum Coordinator
    A simple example to add to the previous answer is the guitar. When you strum a different string, the pitch of the sound produced changes (i.e. frequency changes) but the loudness is approximately the same (i.e. same amplitude). But when you connect the guitar to an amplifier, the loudness or volume increases (i.e. amplitude of the sound wave increases).
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