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Equation of a transverse wave

  1. Mar 25, 2014 #1
    Write the equation of a transverse wave that has a frequency of 75.0 hz, wavelength of .190m,an initial height of .7m and initial transverse velocity of +350m/s traveling in the negative direction.Also sketch at t=0




    y(x,t)=Asin(kx+/-ωt+φ)

    K=33.06
    ω=472.4rad/s
    φ=
    A=
    x=
    y=
    that's all i remember how to find

    y(x,t)=Asin(33.06x+472.4t+φ)
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2014 #2

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    What parameter in the equation refers to the Amplitude of the wave?
     
  4. Mar 25, 2014 #3
    A is the amplitude
    x is the space coordinate
    t is the time coordinate
    k is the wavenumber
    ω is the angular frequency
    φ is the phase constant.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2014 #4
    Any one?
     
  6. Mar 25, 2014 #5
    You will also need the equation for the transverse velocity of the wave as function of t and x. Set t=0 and plug the initial height and transverse velocity given in the problem.
     
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