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Three traveling sinusoidal waves are on identical strings, with the same tension.The mathematical forms of the waves are y_{1}(x,t)= y_{m}sin(3x - 6t), y_{2}(x,t)= y_{m}sin(4x - 8t), and y_{3}(x,t)= y_{m}sin(6x - 12t), where x is in meters and t is in seconds.Match each mathematical form to the appropriate graph below.

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For a transverse wave on a string the string displacement is described by y(x,t)= f(x-at)where f is a given function and a is a positive constant.Which of the following does NOT necessarily follow from this statement?

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A wave is described by y(x,t)= 0.1 sin(3x + 10t), where x is in meters, y is in centimeters and t is in seconds.The angular wave number is:

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This plot shows the displacement of a string as a function of time, as a sinusoidal wave travels along it.Which letter corresponds to the amplitude of the wave?

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A traveling sinusoidal wave is shown below.At which point is the motion 180 out of phase with the motion at point P?

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This plot shows the displacement of a string as a function of time, as a sinusoidal wave travels along it.Which letter corresponds to the period of the wave?

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A wave is described by y(x,t)= 0.1 sin(3x - 10t), where x is in meters, y is in centimeters and t is in seconds.How long does it take the wave to travel 2.0 m?

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The displacement of a string is given by y(x,t)= y_{m}sin(kx + t).
The speed of the wave is:

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The displacement of a string carrying a traveling sinusoidal wave is given by At time t = 0 the point at x = 0 has velocity v_{0} and displacement y_{0}.The phase constant is given by tan=:

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Two waves are traveling on two different strings.The displacement of one is given by y_{1}(x,t)= y_{m}sin(kx + t)and of the other by y_{2}(x,t)= y_{m}sin(kx + t + φ).What is the difference between these two waves?

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A wave is described by y(x,t)= 0.1 sin(3x - 10t), where x is in meters, y is in centimeters and t is in seconds.The angular frequency is:

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The displacement of a string carrying a traveling sinusoidal wave is given by At time t = 0 the point at x = 0 has a velocity of 0 and a positive displacement.The phase constant is:

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The displacement of a string carrying a traveling sinusoidal wave is given by At time t = 0 the point at x = 0 has a displacement of 0 and is moving in the positive y direction.The phase constant is:

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A sinusoidal wave is traveling toward the right as shown.Which letter correctly labels the wavelength of the wave?

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A sinusoidal wave is traveling toward the right as shown.Which letter correctly labels the amplitude of the wave?

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A wave is described by y(x,t)= 0.1 sin(3x - 10t), where x is in meters, y is in centimeters and t is in seconds.At time t = 0, the point at x = 0 has a vertical displacement y = 0.0 cm.When is its displacement equal to 0.1 cm?

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