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Problem 15.68

  1. Mar 9, 2010 #1
    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
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  3. Mar 9, 2010 #2


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    What is required in the problem? Post the full text of the problem.
  4. Mar 9, 2010 #3
    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.
  5. Mar 9, 2010 #4


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