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Homework Help: Wave graph

  1. Aug 26, 2006 #1
    how to turn a 'longitudinal wave ' displacement-time graph into a displacement-distance graph
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  3. Aug 26, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    The solution for a travelling wave is:

    [tex]y(x,t) = Asin(\frac{2\pi}{\lambda}x - \omega t)[/tex]

    To turn it into a displacement distance graph, just plot y as a function of x, keeping t constant.

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