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

Wave motion is characterized by two velocities: the velocity with which the wave moves in the medium (e.g., air or a string) and the velocity of the medium (the air or the string itself).

Consider a transverse wave traveling in a string. The mathematical form of the wave is

[tex] y(x,t) = Asin(kx - \omega t)[/tex]

Find the slope of the string [tex] \frac{dy(x,t)}{dx} [/tex] as a function of position x and time t.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

So to find the slope of that equation, I would just need to take it's derivative. x is the variables, and [tex]\omega[/tex], A, t are constants. I would also need to use the chain rule when doing the derivative of sin.

So I get: [tex] \frac{dy(x,t)}{dx} = (Acos(kx - \omega t))*(k - \omega t) [/tex]

but it says I'm wrong. Any suggestions where I went wrong?

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# Homework Help: Finding the slop of a string (Waves)

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