# Standing Transverse wave.

1. Apr 26, 2004

### PhysicsPhun

The diagram represents a snapshot of a standing transverse wave on a flexible string taken when the displacement is at a maximum. The string is 1.34 m long with tension 6 N. The total mass of the string is 12.22 g. Find the period of the oscillation.

The diagram is unlabeled. it just shows one and a half wavelengths.

a loop up, a loop down, another loop up. is what it looks like.

i dunno if that makes sense.. it's pretty simple i just don't know how else to show you the diagram.

2. Apr 26, 2004

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
I think I understand what the diagram looks like. What I don't see is any question!

3. Apr 26, 2004

### PhysicsPhun

Find the period of oscillation.

4. Apr 26, 2004

### Staff: Mentor

Start by finding the speed of the wave. Hint: That speed depends on the tension, mass, and length of the string.

5. Apr 26, 2004

### PhysicsPhun

I found that, but what can i do next?

I have the length of the string, but i can't seem to find a way to find the wavelength, or the length of 1 1/2 wave lengths.

6. Apr 27, 2004

### Staff: Mentor

According to your description, doesn't the length of the string equal 1 1/2 wavelengths?

7. Apr 27, 2004

### PhysicsPhun

Maybe i should try that again, i just got confused on what length meant.

8. Apr 27, 2004

### PhysicsPhun

Got it! thanks! hadn't tried that with my new velocity.

Much appreciated.