Transverse waves moving (a string)

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in transverse wave (traveling pulse) when a particle move down it has maximum velocity at equilibrium point , why it stop suddenly at this point?
 
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in transverse wave when a particle move down it has maximum velocity at equilibrium point , why it stop suddenly at this point?
It does?
 
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It does?
yes
 
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What makes you think this? Do you have a specific example in mind?
 
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What makes you think this? Do you have a specific example in mind?
a disturbance in one region of
rope and
, the
propagation of this
disturbance
to other regions
 
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I can appreciate how it may look as if the string stops. But you would need to see exactly how the single pulse is formed and how it's actually driven.
I it may be that your OP is based on what you have learned about continuous waves ( even just simple sine waves) where the maximum speed is at the zero crossing. Things are different for single pulses.
 
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I can appreciate how it may look as if the string stops. But you would need to see exactly how the single pulse is formed and how it's actually driven.
I it may be that your OP is based on what you have learned about continuous waves ( even just simple sine waves) where the maximum speed is at the zero crossing. Things are different for single pulses.
explain about single pulse,
where does maximum speed occure?
 
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Probably at the steepest part of the pulse. As with a sine waveform.
It has to be slowing down as it approaches the middle (displacement =0)
In practice, such a unidirectional pulse could be hard to impress on a string. There could be overswing below the line.
 

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