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Homework Help: Transverse wave problem. It's a doozy!

  1. Dec 1, 2007 #1
    Transverse wave problem....... It's a doozy!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A certain transverse wave is described by the equation,
    y(x,t)=(2 m) sin[(174.5 s -1)t - (22.44 m-1) x]. What is the frequency,wave's period, wavelength, and wave speed?
    2. Relevant equations

    v=wavelength * f= wavelength/T

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I believe that 174.5 is the frequency. That is all that I know that could be correct. Could somebody please throw some more equations my way and possibly give me some hints. Thanks.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 1, 2007 #2
    174.5 is more likely to be an angular frequency... you should be able to relate that to regular frequency and period quite easily. your relevant equations should take care of the rest
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