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Homework Help: Quick, Easy Question

  1. Jan 5, 2012 #1
    Stupid question, tried googling it but was unsuccessful (you'd think it'd be easy to find...)
    Also, my class is currently in the middle of springs and waves.

    Anyway, I have this:


    I'm pretty damn sure it means:

    velocity = frequency*distance

    However, the only velocity formula I can find that's similar is velocity = wavelength * frequency.

    I really just want confirmation.
    Thank you, and sorry for wasting your time.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 5, 2012 #2
    What context did you find this equation in? Or is the question to identify the equation?
  4. Jan 5, 2012 #3
    I found it in my notes. My handwriting is terrible btw, so sometimes even I have difficult discerning what I wrote.
    But it was part of a section on springs. Most of the spring problems go like this:
    find spring constant and/or find amplitude,
    find max energy, find velocity at point A, find position at time T, find the period (T), etc.

    I know another way to find velocity


    but just want to make sure this equation isn't available because my teacher usually makes us use all of the equations on a test.
    Thanks again.

    Edit: The thing that is most likely WRONG about the equation is the 'f'. It may actually mean another variable.
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