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Homework Statement
how to find the speed and direction of propagation from the wave equation?
Homework Equations
y(x,t)=Aexp{B(x-ct)^2}
The wave equation is a mathematical equation that describes the behavior of waves. It relates the wave's frequency, wavelength, and speed.
The wave equation can be rearranged to solve for the speed and direction of propagation by plugging in known values for the frequency and wavelength of the wave.
To use the wave equation, you will need to know the frequency and wavelength of the wave. These can be measured or calculated using other equations, such as the period-frequency relationship and the speed-frequency-wavelength relationship.
The units for speed are typically meters per second (m/s) or kilometers per hour (km/h), while the direction of propagation is typically measured in degrees or radians.
Yes, the wave equation can be used for all types of waves, including mechanical waves (such as sound and water waves) and electromagnetic waves (such as light and radio waves).