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Homework Help: Wave equation problem

  1. Jan 24, 2008 #1
    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))

    w=angular velocity
    k=wave number
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2008
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 24, 2008 #2
    You have just to calculate the derivatives of [itex]y(x,t)[/itex] and plug them in the wave equation.
  4. Jan 24, 2008 #3
    oh! i just read the problem wrong! sorry about that. thank you.
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