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Studiot
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Dec17-12, 08:12 AM
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The wave equation and the boundary conditions are separate matters.

The simplest transverse wave equation is



[tex]\frac{{{\partial ^2}y}}{{\partial {x^2}}} = {c^2}\frac{{{\partial ^2}y}}{{\partial {t^2}}}[/tex]

You need to apply boundary conditions to establish the two arbitrary functions that appear in the solution.