What is the highpoint in a transverse wave?

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  • A crest is the highest point the medium rises to and a trough is the lowest point the medium sinks to. Crests and troughs on a transverse wave are shown in Figure 8.2. Figure 8.2: Crests and troughs in a transverse wave. A crest is a point on the wave where the displacement of the medium is at a maximum.

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The high point in a transverse wave is called the 'crest'. if you need more help, the 'trough' is the low point.

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