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Standing Waves on String

  1. Sep 22, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A stretched string fixed at both ends is 2.0 meters long. What are three wavelengths that will produce waves on this string. Name at least one wavelength that would NOT produce a standing wave pattern.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Since standing waves have whole number amounts of half lengths I said that wavelengths of 2.0 meters, 1.0 meters and 0.5 meters would all work and said 1.79 meters would not because it is not even division based on whole numbers of half wavelengths.

    Is this right or is there more to this?
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  3. Sep 22, 2008 #2


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    You are 100% correct.
  4. Sep 22, 2008 #3
    Thank you
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