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Sinusoidal wave traveling along a composite string

  1. Mar 15, 2010 #1
    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?
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  3. Mar 15, 2010 #2
    forgot to mention the fact that the whole string is under tension F
  4. Mar 16, 2010 #3

    Doc Al

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    The frequency remains the same.
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