sinusoidal wave


by Andy_ToK
Tags: sinusoidal, wave
Andy_ToK
Andy_ToK is offline
#1
Apr4-07, 03:38 PM
P: 43
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A sinusodial wave is moving along a string of uniform density. If you double the frequency of the wave,

a)the speed of the wave doubles
b)the speed of the wave remains about the same


2. Relevant equations
v=lambda*f


3. The attempt at a solution
I chose a) using the equation v=lambda*f. as f doubles, v doubles too.
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs
Free the seed: OSSI nurtures growing plants without patent barriers
Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
Doc Al
Doc Al is online now
#2
Apr4-07, 03:51 PM
Mentor
Doc Al's Avatar
P: 40,889
That would only be true if the wavelength remained the same.

What determines the speed of a wave on a string?
Andy_ToK
Andy_ToK is offline
#3
Apr4-07, 05:04 PM
P: 43
tension and density.

The answer is b)


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Sinusoidal Wave Problem Introductory Physics Homework 3
Meaningless sinusoidal wave? General Math 11
A sinusoidal wave Introductory Physics Homework 2
A sinusoidal wave Introductory Physics Homework 0
sinusoidal wave propagation Introductory Physics Homework 2