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Homework Help: Understanding the One Dimensional Wave Equation

  1. Mar 26, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Given that the the One Dimensional wave equation is [itex]\frac{∂^{2}y(x,t)}{∂x^{2}}[/itex] = [itex]\frac{1}{v^{2}}[/itex] [itex]\frac{∂^{2}y(x,t)}{∂t^{2}}[/itex] is y(x,t) = ln(b(x-vt)) a solution to the One Dimensional wave equation?

    2. Relevant equations Shown above.

    3. The attempt at a solution So my Professor stated that yes, it was a solution to the One Dimensional Wave equation, but I am confused on the process to get this answer. Do we plug the ln(b(x-vt)) into the y(x,t) of the equation and then using partial differentiation to solve in terms of "x" and "t" and see if they match the original equation?
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  3. Mar 26, 2013 #2

    Yes, that is a right method.
  4. Mar 26, 2013 #3
    Yes, that is a right method.
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