Wave Energy of Mechanical Waves ```Name: Valery Status: student Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A ``` Question: In typical mechanic waves such as sound and water, what is the energy of the wave proportional to? For example,how do you recognise a high energy wave at the beach?? Replies: Valery For a water wave: Wave power is proportional to the wave period and to the square of the wave height. The calculation of power in water waves is presented at this URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_power You can generally recognize a high energy wave at the beach by its level of violence. There are a couple of ways to express the energy of sound waves. Please refer to the following URL for a precise discussion of sound wave parameters. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_pressure When talking about the energy of sound waves You can talk about sound intensity, power, and/or energy. Sincere regards, Mike Stewart Everything else being equal, energy is proportional to amplitude or the size of the wave. R. W. "Bob" Avakian Click here to return to the Physics Archives

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