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Homework Help: Harmonic wave

  1. Nov 25, 2007 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A harmonic wave is traveling along a rope. It is observed that the oscillator that generates the wave completes 40.0 vibrations in 30.0s. Also, a given maximum travels 425cm along the rope in 10.0s. What is the wavelenght?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    My problem is understanding what 40.0 vibrations in 30.0s means. Is this a reference to the frequency? 40/30=1.3Hz?
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  3. Nov 25, 2007 #2


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    Yes, that's the frequency.
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