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## How do you calculate the wavelength of water?

Wavelength can be calculated using the following formula: wavelength = wave velocity/frequency. Wavelength usually is expressed in units of meters. The symbol for wavelength is the Greek lambda Î», so Î» = v/f.

**How is wave steepness measured?**

The wave steepness is defined as the ratio of wave height H to the wavelength Î». The wave properties are made dimensionless using the wavenumber k = 2Ï / Î», gravitational acceleration g and the fluid density Ï.

### How do you calculate if a wave will break?

If the wave steepness is greater than 1/7, then it is a breaking wave. If it is a shallow water wave, then calculate the water depth at which the wave should break. If the water depth is less than this, then the wave is breaking. For the sake of the table below, use D < 1.25H for the breaking wave criterion.

**How do you calculate wave height?**

The wave height is the vertical difference between a wave crest and a wave trough. The wave length is the horizontal distance between two consecutive wave crests. The wave period is the time interval between two consecutive wave crests. The wave velocity (celerity) equals the wave length divided by the wave period.

#### How high is a 10 m wave?

Force | Name | Wind Speed knots mph |
---|---|---|

Wave height: 7-10 m (23-32 ft) – Sea: High waves – Sea rolls – Reduced visibility | ||

10 | Storm | 55-63 |

Wave height: 9-12.5 m (29-41 ft) – Sea: Very high waves with overhanging crests | ||

11 | Violent Storm | 64-73 |

**How many cycles does a sine wave have?**

The sine function has a period of 2Ï. That means the sin function completes one cycle when its entire argument goes from 0 to 2Ï.

## Is a sine wave AC or DC?

The abbreviations AC and DC are often used to mean simply alternating and direct, as when they modify current or voltage. The usual waveform of alternating current in most electric power circuits is a sine wave, whose positive half-period corresponds with positive direction of the current and vice versa.

**Why is current a sine wave?**

The sine wave is a consequence of the way the AC is produced. If current is positive they move in one if current is negative they move in the other direction, but not representing any sinusoidal motion. The sinusoidal current comes from the amount of electrons – this just as a sidenote.

### Why DC voltage is a sine wave?

DC waveform DC circuits have a unidirectional flow of current and like AC it is not changing the direction periodically. Waveform of DC is a pure sine wave. As you can see, the voltage is constant with respect to time.