(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

[(w^2).b - Tk^2]/Qw = tan(kx - wt + P)

This cant be solved for all (x,t) with constant values of w and k

Can you explain why this is so please?

ive used b to represent the mass per unit length, and T is the tension

2. Relevant equations

This is the answer to a question that asked if why a particular value of y doesnt satisfy the general wave equation. I just dont understand why the statement is true.

3. The attempt at a solution

i think this may just be a mathematical explanation due to the nature of the tan function, but im unsure.

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