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String Wave question

  1. May 9, 2004 #1
    Hi all,

    I can't seemed to figure this out...

    question:
    one end of the string 6m long is moved up and down with simple harmonic motion at a frequency of 60Hz. the wave reach the other end of the string in 0.5s. find the wavelength of the waves on the string.

    I know wavelength = velocity / frequency
    but how do I find the velocity given that string is 6m and takes 0.5s to reach the other end... it seemed too simple for you, I do apologise...

    pls direct
    cseet
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 9, 2004 #2
    v = d/t...

    cookiemonster
     
  4. May 9, 2004 #3
    thanks cookiemonster...you're a gem!
     
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