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General question about wave equation

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1. Homework Statement
How do you find the phase angle of a wave equation given in the form

y(x,t) = Acos(kx - wt)

thanks


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3. The Attempt at a Solution
 

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The general equation for a wave is

[tex]y(x,t) = Acos(kx - \omega t +\phi)[/tex]

I'm assuming [tex]\phi[/tex] is what you want.
 

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