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Homework Help: Maximum speed of a transverse wave

  1. Jan 21, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A sinusoidal traveling transverse string wave has a frequency of 10.0 Hz and travels at 25.0m/s along the x-axis. Loacte the points on the string that have maximum speed at any given time.

    2. Relevant equations
    I know that v= wavelength / T = wavelength * f

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I don't actually have to determine the maximum velocity as a number, but instead I have to find the points on a wave drawing that have maximum speed. I have a feeling that the maximum speed would occur on the x-axis at y=0 (so basically the the points between amplitudes). But I don't know if this is correct reasoning or not, can you help??

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  3. Jan 21, 2007 #2


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    You are correct.
  4. Jan 22, 2007 #3
    Thanks for your help!
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