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A wave on a string is described by the following equation (assume the +x direction is to the right).
y = (11 cm) cos[Ï€x/(4.4 cm) + Ï€ t/(12 s)]
(a) What is the amplitude of this wave?
_______cm
(b) What is its wavelength?
_______cm
(c) What is its period?
_______ s
(d) What is its speed?
_______cm/s
(e) In which direction does the wave travel?
___to the left
___to the right

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The wave length and amplitude is analyzed for a string following equations.

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