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If you were standing at the end of a pier with a stopwatch in hand, how would you measure the average WAVE PERIOD of the waves that pass by?
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Determine a fixed point on the pier and note the time between a crest and trough that reach that point.
Stand at the end of the pier and record the amount of time that it takes for a wave to break from the crest to its trough.
Stand at the end of the pier and record the distance from a wave's crest to its trough.
Determine a fixed point on the pier and note the time between a crest and the next crest that reaches that point.
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If you were standing at the end of a pier with a stopwatch in hand, how would you measure the average WAVE PERIOD of the waves that pass by? Answer Determine a fixed point on the pier and note the time between a crest and trough that reach that point. Stand at the end of the pier and record the amount of time that it takes for a wave to break from the crest to its trough. Stand at the end of the pier and record the distance from a wave's crest to its trough. Determine a fixed point on the pier and note the time between a crest and the next crest that reaches that point.

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