Fundamentals of Physics Study Set 2

Physics & Astronomy

Quiz 16 :

Waves I

Quiz 16 :

Waves I

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Three traveling sinusoidal waves are on identical strings, with the same tension.The mathematical forms of the waves are y1(x,t)= ymsin(3x - 6t), y2(x,t)= ymsin(4x - 8t), and y3(x,t)= ymsin(6x - 12t), where x is in meters and t is in seconds.Match each mathematical form to the appropriate graph below. img
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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? img
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In the diagram below, the interval PQ represents: img
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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? img
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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? img
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The displacement of a string is given by img The wavelength of the wave is:
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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)= ymsin(kx + t). The speed of the wave is:
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What is the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves?
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The displacement of a string carrying a traveling sinusoidal wave is given by img At time t = 0 the point at x = 0 has velocity v0 and displacement y0.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 y1(x,t)= ymsin(kx + t)and of the other by y2(x,t)= ymsin(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 img 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 img 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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What are the three main types of waves?
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A sinusoidal wave is traveling toward the right as shown.Which letter correctly labels the wavelength of the wave? img
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A sinusoidal wave is traveling toward the right as shown.Which letter correctly labels the amplitude of the wave? img
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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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