Traveling Tine Waves and Sound

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Homework Statement



The tine of a tuning fork, when struck, has an amplitude of 0.25cm. If the frequency is 150 Hz, what total distance with the tine travel in 1.00 min?

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Not sure how to solve this problem.
 

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What distance does the tine travel in one period?
How many periods in one minute?
 
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What distance does the tine travel in one period?
How many periods in one minute?

What distance does the tine travel in one period?
How many periods in one minute?
Is one period one second?
 
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What distance does the tine travel in one period?
How many periods in one minute?
Do I need to use formula T=1/f
 
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Is one period one second?
No. But you do not need to know the period of oscillation to say what distance the tine travels during one oscillation.
 
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Is one period one second?
Period, in this context, means the time taken for one complete cycle.
 

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