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Two Velocities in a Traveling Wave
Wave motion is characterized by two velocities: the velocity with which the wave moves in the medium (e.g., air or a string) and the velocity of the medium (the air or the string itself).
Consider a transverse wave traveling in a string. The mathematical form of the wave is
Find the velocity of propagation of this wave.
Express the velocity of propagation in terms of some or all of the variables , , and .
Find the y velocity of a point on the string as a function of and .
Express the y velocity in terms of , , , , and .
Which of the following statements about , the x component of the velocity of the string, is true?
has the same mathematical form as but is out of phase.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 23, 2018, 1:17 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/physics/properties/simple-wave-properties-64647
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