Sinusoidal wave traveling along a composite string

  • Thread starter golnat
  • Start date
  • #1
golnat
6
0
I've been working on this one for quite some time...

Consider a sinusoidal wave traveling along a string composed of two sections, one with a lighter mass/length density than the other. A pulse is traveling in the light region and about to hit the junction. If the incident wave is given by y_i(x,t)=A_i*sin(wt-k1x), will the transmitted and reflected waves have the same wave number or frequency?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
golnat
6
0
forgot to mention the fact that the whole string is under tension F
 
  • #3
Doc Al
Mentor
45,465
1,956
will the transmitted and reflected waves have the same wave number or frequency?
The frequency remains the same.
 

Suggested for: Sinusoidal wave traveling along a composite string

  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
412
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
686
Replies
1
Views
349
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
495
Replies
60
Views
1K
Replies
22
Views
132
Replies
27
Views
764
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
703
  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
567
Top