Mission WM3: Speed of a Wave

Mission WM3 focuses on the meaning of wave speed, factors that affect and do not affect wave speed, and the mathematics of wave speed. The mission consists of 30 questions organized into 9 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to define wave speed and identify the variables which effect wave speed.
  • The student should be able to utilize the definition of wave speed to solve simple computational problems involving speed, distance and time.


Launch Mission WM3


Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, Waves Unit, Lesson 2, Part d


Video Tutorials:

Speed of a Wave

Wavelength-Frequency-Speed Relationship



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: