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Multiple choice question.

  1. Oct 19, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In a standing wave on a string
    (a)In one time period all the particles are simultaneously at rest.
    (b)All the particles must be at their positive extremes simultaneously once in time period.
    (c)All the particles may be at their positive extremes simultaneously once in time period.
    (d)All the particles are never at rest simultaneously.

    2. Relevant equations
    concepts of waves

    3. The attempt at a solution
    (a) Yes it is true, at maximum positions all particles are at rest.

    (b)This is only true for fundamental frequency of the standing waves, but that is not mentioned . So it is false

    (c)This is where i am confused. This condition can only happen in fundamental frequency.But the particles are twice at their positive extremes.So i am not sure about it. One of books say that this is false while other says this is true.

    (d)False

    Please help me on the c option.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013
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  3. Oct 19, 2013 #2

    CWatters

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    In one time period they are at the positive extreme once and the negative extreme once.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2013 #3
    oh,thanks
     
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