A stationary boat in the ocean is experiencing waves from a storm. The waves move...
A stationary boat in the ocean is experiencing waves from a storm. The waves move at 55 km/h and have a wavelength of 160 m. The boat is at a crest of a wave. How much time elapses until the boat is first at the trough of a wave?
Answer & Explanation
The wavelength of the wave from the storm,
The speed of the wave,
The distance between a crest and the trough that is directly equal to half the wavelength of the wave.
The expression for the speed of the wave,
The time taken
Substitute the values,