How to Draw and Label a Transverse Wave

From vibrations on a guitar string, to waves rippling across the surface of a lake, transverse waves are a vital part of our natural world – and we have all you need to bring one to life in just a few short, simple steps.


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Grab a black pen and a ruler, and add a slightly diagonal line across your page.


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Use a thick blue pen to add a wavy line across this main line, making the tops and bottoms even in size. Add a small dot to the top and bottom of each loop.


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Use a black fineliner and ruler to add a horizontal line in between the second peaks.


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Add an arrow to either end of this line.


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Add the label “TRANSVERSE WAVE” to the top of the page.


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Add labels to the relevant sections of the diagram – add “AMPLITUDE” to the inside of the first curve at the top, and the first curve at the bottom, and then “TROUGH” to the bottom of the second trough. Then, add the label “WAVE LENGTH” to the top of the arrow, and “EQUILIBRIUM” to the right side of the diagram.


And there we have it -a perfect depiction of a transverse wave in all its glory. Why not spend a little time learning more about these amazing waves – they are an important part of our Universe, and well worth discovering more about.

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