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# The Intercepts for Time and Location on a Sine Curve

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A traveling wave on a wire is expressed by the equation: (1) y= .24 sin (11x - 16t).
Distances are in meters, times in seconds.

PART a. On a general sine curve that you see in ATTACHMENT #1, Show a properly located y axis for the graph of y(x) at t= .25 sec. Calculate and label the y intercept and three x intercepts.

PART b. On another sine curve that you see in ATTACHMENT #1, Show a properly located y axis for the graph of y(t) at x= .35 m. Calculate and label the y intercept and three t intercepts.

The curve below has no vertical axis. You are to show the y axis where it must be to satisfy the equation specified, and to give the y intercept at x=0, then calculate and show at least three x intercepts.

The curve below has no vertical axis. You are to show the y axis where it
must be to satisfy the equation specified, and to give the y intercept at t=0,
then calculate and show at least three time intercepts.

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The intercepts for time and location on a sine curve are determined. The expert label the y intercept and x intercept. With narrative and calculations, the problems are solved.

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