Wave equation problem

1. Jan 24, 2008

dnoi

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Show that, as long as v = w/k, the wave equation is solved by

y(x,t) = Ae^(i(kx-wt))

v=velocity
w=angular velocity
k=wave number

Last edited: Jan 24, 2008
2. Jan 24, 2008

Rainbow Child

You have just to calculate the derivatives of $y(x,t)$ and plug them in the wave equation.

3. Jan 24, 2008

dnoi

oh! i just read the problem wrong! sorry about that. thank you.