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Traveling Wave

  1. Jun 19, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    http://img683.imageshack.us/i/wave2.jpg/

    The above figure shows height vs. displacement plot for a string which has a wave traveling to in the positive x direction at time t=2.5 sec with a velocity of 38 m/sec.


    What is the vertical (y) velocity of a piece of string at the point labeled 1?
    vy= _____ cm/sec
    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    The horizontal velocity at point 1 is zero so I figured the given velocity is the vertical velocity.

    38 (m/s) * (100 cm/ 1 m) = 3800 cm/s but this is incorrect and I am out of ideas.
     
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