Two points on a string are observed as a traveling wave passes. The points are at x1 = 0 and x2 = 1 m. The two points are known to be less than one wavelength apart. The transverse motions of the two points are observed to be
y1=0.2 sin 3πt
y2=0.2 sin (3πt+π/8)
(a) What is the frequency of this wave in hertz?
(b) What is the wavelength?
(c) What is the wave speed?
(d) Can you tell if this wave is moving to the right or to the left? If so, which way is it moving?
The attempt at a solution
For part (a), I simply found the frequency by knowing that ω=3π and ω =2πf.
However, for part (b), I could not find the text's book answer by just using k=2π/λ
the answer's from text book for b is
Any good explanations or hints for me? I have been reading the textbook again and again, but still can't find why.
(textbook = AP FENCH, vibrations and wave)