MATH GLOSSARY

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Washer Essentially the same as a cylinder, the Washer method for integrating a volume of revolution in calculus employs a thin, hollow disk as the partition of integration.
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Wavelength The length of a wave, literally, is its Wavelength.
Typically symbolized with Greek letter lambda, a Wavelength can be measured by actual length, or by the period, which may be the angle traversed through one complete cycle, or the time required to complete a cycle.
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Weighted Average When several factors comprise a score or calculation and the factors have different amounts of importance to the overall result, a Weighted Average may be calculated by assigning more importance (or "weight") to one factor over another.
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Whole Numbers Most often, the set of positive integers and zero.
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Work Equivalent to energy, Work is the product of force and distance.
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