## Wave Speed

**Wave speed** is given in meters per second (the number of waves that pass per second). **Wavelength** is measured in **meters** and **frequency** is measured in **hertz (Hz)**, or number of waves per **second**.

## Demo

In this tutorial you will learn how to calculate the **speed** of a wave.

The equation for this calculation is written like this:

$v = { \text f \; \text x \; \lambda }$

## Chilled practice question

Calculate the **velocity** of a wave with a **wavelength** of 6 **m** and a **frequency** of 50 **Hz**

## Frozen practice question

Find the **velocity** of a wave which has a time period of 10 **s** and a **wavelength** of 24 **m**, you will need to calculate the **frequency** from the wave **period** equation first.

## Science in context

**Wave speed** is given in meters per second (the number of waves that pass per second). **Wave** **Speed** = **Frequency** x **Wave** **length**. **Wavelength** is measured in **meters** and **frequency** is measured in **hertz (Hz)**, or number of **waves** per second.