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Wave Reflection

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Homework Statement


We have waves propagating in the air. First part asks for a traveling wave solution in the x direction , given a wave length 2pi and amplitude 3m. I have obtained u(x,t) = 3 cos ( x - 345t). The question then asks what happens if a wall is placed at x=0, what is the form of u(x,t) including the reflect wave and incident wave. Also to find the amplitude and phase of the reflect wave given u(0,t) = 0.


Homework Equations


z(x,t)=Asin(ks-vt)


The Attempt at a Solution


I have hit a wall. No idea how to proceed with the form of the equation. Once I get that, I am pretty sure I will manage to find the phase shift and amplitude.
 

Answers and Replies

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tiny-tim
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I have hit a wall.
:biggrin: Then you should reflect! :biggrin:

Hint: draw a diagram!

Draw the wave going through the wall as if it wasn't there.

Then turn one half of the wave round …

does it have the same frequency? the same amplitude? the same velocity? the same phase? :smile:
 

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