# Problem 15.68

1. Mar 9, 2010

### The_Hunter

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A guitar string is vibrating in its fundamental mode, with nodes at each end. The length of the segment of the string that is free to vibrate is "L" . The maximum transverse acceleration of a point at the middle of the segment is "a" and the maximum transverse velocity is "v" . What is the wave speed for the transverse traveling waves on this string?

2. Relevant equations

amplitude of this standing wave is : (v^2)/(a)

3. The attempt at a solution

No clue where to even begin???

Last edited: Mar 9, 2010
2. Mar 9, 2010

### rl.bhat

What is required in the problem? Post the full text of the problem.

3. Mar 9, 2010

### The_Hunter

What is the wave speed for the transverse traveling waves on this string?

My friends and I are pretty stumped... Anything would be much appreciated.

4. Mar 9, 2010

### ideasrule

Can you write out an equation for the displacement of a certain point on the string? (Hint: it's a sine/cosine function)