7-Mar-08 (Created: 7-Mar-08) | More in 'my words'


amplitude usually mean "how much" or "how large" or "how big" or "how high". In the context of a wave it means "how tall" a wave is.

For example on your "tv" when you increase the "volume" you are increasing the "amplitude" of the sound waves that TV gies out.

This process of increasing amplitude is called amplification