Equation of standing waves→ y=Asinkxcosωt What do i get if i differentiate the above equation with respect to "x" ? Do i get the rate of change of amplitude when i put t=0?
when you differentiate it with respect to x, then you get slope of the curve/wave at a given instant ##\frac{dy}{dx}=slope##.
Lets consider a string oscillating in fundamental frequency. In the wave equation if i put t=0 the i will get a snapshot of the wave in which all particles will be at their amplitudes. Now if i differentiate the equation that is y=Asinkx i will get something like [itex]\frac{dy}{dx}[/itex]=Akcoskx and i think this will be the rate of change of amplitude on the string. Isn't it right?