# Equation of a transverse wave (1 Viewer)

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#### puhdanks

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
φ=
A=
x=
y=
that's all i remember how to find

y(x,t)=Asin(33.06x+472.4t+φ)

#### SteamKing

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What parameter in the equation refers to the Amplitude of the wave?

#### puhdanks

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.

Any one?

#### dauto

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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