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    Traveling wave from known amplitude, frequency and wavelength.

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    A wave traveling on a wire has a frequency f= .8 cy/sec, an amplitude Y= .18 m and a wavelength L= 4.0 m.
    At a time t= .25 sec, find the x coordinates of all the crests.

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    Physics statements:
    A. The general equation y(x,t) for a traveling wave with angular frequency w, wave number k, and amplitude Y is:
    (1) y= Y sin (k x - w t)
    B. Recall that k= 2 Pi / L and w= 2 Pi f
    C. ...

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    A traveling wave from known amplitude, frequency and wavelengths are given.