1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Transverse wave problem

  1. Feb 10, 2008 #1
    A transverse wave on a string is described by the following wave function.
    y = (0.100 m) sin [(x/11 + 3t)]
    • (a) Determine the transverse speed and acceleration at t = 0.150 s for the point on the string located at x = 1.60 m.
    • (b) What are the wavelength, period, and speed of propagation of this wave?
    • wrong check mark

    I know that to find the transverse speed i need to find the derivative. I need a refresher on the derivative of that sin function, because im getting the wrong answer. Once i get part A ill find out part B.
    thanks in advance :redface:
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 11, 2008 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    The derivative of sin(x) is cos(x).
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Transverse wave problem