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Homework Help: Surface Waves

  1. Jan 5, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the period T for a wave of wavelength (lambda) .
    Express the period in terms of pi, lambda , and g.

    2. Relevant equations

    T = lambda/velocity,
    lambda = velocity/frequency
    T= 1/frequency
    k (wave number) = 2pi/lambda
    V = Squareroot of (g/k)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Ive tried several attempts but nothing leads me to the terms I needed alone. More will be added later if I find out.
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  3. Jan 9, 2010 #2


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    As you said, T = λ/V. This is a good starting point.
    Next, you can use your expression for V here.
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