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Homework Help: Two Velocities in a Traveling Wave

  1. Jan 23, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    The answer I tried is selected.



    Edit: Nevermind, I figured out that v_x = 0. The string doesn't move in the x direction while the wave does. (v_p is the velocity of the wave)
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2007
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  3. Jan 24, 2007 #2

    berkeman

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    Glad you figured it out. I moved this from Advanced Physics to Intro Physics, BTW.
     
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