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Conceptual wave pulse help

  1. Apr 23, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two springs are connected, one is a heavy spring and the other is a light spring. A pulse is travelling down spring A, towards a junction with spring B. Which of the following statements are correct/incorrect.

    A. If spring A is the heavy spring then the transmitted pulse will not be inverted.
    B. The only case in which there will be no reflected pulse is when the springs are identical.
    C. If spring A is the heavy spring then the reflected pulse will travel slower than transmitted pulse.
    D. If spring A is the light spring then the reflected pulse will be inverted.
    E. If spring A is the light spring then the transmitted pulse will travel faster than reflected pulse.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    A. Correct
    B. Correct
    C. Incorrect
    D. Correct
    E. Correct

    Im not really sure which is wrong
     
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