(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Verify if given functions could possibly represent a travelling wave?

2. Relevant equations

a) [itex](x-(v*t))^{2}[/itex]

b) [itex]ln({(x+(v*t))/x_{0}})[/itex]

c) [itex]1/(x+(v*t))[/itex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I suppose that for a function to represent a travelling wave, it must remain finite for all x & t. Hence, since (b) & (c) are infinity at x=t=0, they cannot represent a travelling wave.

Would I be correct to pursue this line of argument? If yes, then how should I proceed with (a)?

Would appreciate assistance.

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# Homework Help: Could given function represent a travelling wave?

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