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Does this graph is correct representing a sound wave?

  1. Jan 30, 2008 #1
    I had today an exam.

    I that exam this graph they said represent a sound wave. Is this graph correct representing a sound wave in a medium? My interrogation is about y/m as a function of x/m!

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Feb 2, 2008 #2
    No help! Is this a nonsense question?
  4. Feb 2, 2008 #3
    well, i guess no, it's not right, as sound waves are compressive waves, not like electromagnetic that look like that(or more or less like that).
  5. Feb 2, 2008 #4


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    It looks like a sine wave to me. So y/m=Asin(kx/m). Find A and k to reproduce the peaks and zeros of the wave.
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