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Homework Help: Progressive wave

  1. Nov 21, 2013 #1
    1. A sinusoidal progressive pulse is generated on a string. The pulse is moving in positive x-axis.

    2. What will be motion of the particles on the pulse.

    3. Points in the front part moving towards positive y axis and the rear part points will move along negative y axis.
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  3. Nov 21, 2013 #2


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    Not sure what pulse implies here. Is it a quarter wave, a half wave or a whole one? E.g. a quarter wave would leave all points displaced from original position.
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