Characterizing Sine Waves


Written by Travis M. Moore
Last edited 20-Sep-2019


Parts of a Sine Wave

Sine waves have several characteristics that help to show the circular motion their shape is based on. Understanding how to describe sine waves also sets us up to be able to perform mathematical operations with them (e.g., adding sinusoids together and describing their morphology, or shape).

Wavelength
FIG. 1. © ISVR (2019)
Military Wave
FIG. 2. © chegg.com (2019)


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