Problem: A wave travels 3 cm in the z-direction, while traveling a distance along the y-direction of 5 cm with no displacement. If the wave took 3.5 periods to travel these distances, with each period being 500 ms,  (a) What is the wavelength of this wave? (b) What is the frequency of this wave?

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A wave travels 3 cm in the z-direction, while traveling a distance along the y-direction of 5 cm with no displacement. If the wave took 3.5 periods to travel these distances, with each period being 500 ms, 

(a) What is the wavelength of this wave?

(b) What is the frequency of this wave?

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