## Homework Statement

The drawing shows a snapshot of a transverse wave traveling along a string at 8.8 m/s. The equation for the wave is y(x, t) = A cos (wt + kx).

(a) Is the wave moving to the right or to the left?
To the left

(b) What are the numerical values of A, w, and k?
A 2 mm,

(c) At what times could this snapshot have been taken? (Give the three smallest nonnegative possibilities in order.)
ms ms ms

Kx=n * pi

## The Attempt at a Solution

I found the amplitude to be 2mm but I am not really sure where to go from their. I tried solving for w with the velocity but it doesn't give you frequency or wave length. Please help I am lost!

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hey i cant see the picture>?

For part (b), I found k first. Then used that to find w.

k=2pi/wavelength

then

w=kv (v given in word problem)

If you or anyone has insight about part (c), that's where I'm at. (I actually got 2 and 3, but 1 is coming back incorrect for me.)

I am not sure how to get the wave length. I found the amplitude to be 2mm but I am not sure how to solve from their

When I look for wavelength, I'm a peak-to-peak kind of guy. Just read the x-axis and see how far apart they are. Looks around .04m.

For any physics masters out there, this is what I've tried for part C:

Part C: (c) At what times could this snapshot have been taken? (Give the three smallest nonnegative possibilities in order.)

y(x, t) = A cos (wt + kx)

1. took an (x,y) coordinate from graph (peak 1): (0.03m, 0.002m)
2. plugged into equation along with values found in part B, and solved for t at each cycle
y(x, t) = A cos (wt + kx)

Point 1:
t=1.4ms

Point 2:
t=5.68ms

Point 3: