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Waves: the amount of time for a particle to move a distance on a string

  1. Jan 13, 2009 #1
    need help fastWaves: the amount of time for a particle to move a distance on a string

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

    The speed of a transverse wave on a string is 408 m/s, while the wavelength is 0.220 m. The amplitude of the wave is 2.62 mm. How much time is required for a particle of the string to move through a total distance of 1.00 km?

    2. Relevant equations


    y = A sin (2pif*t + (2pix/wavelength)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i used the velocity and wavelength to find the frequency but than couldnt take the problem any further
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
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  3. Jan 13, 2009 #2
    Nevermind, I finally figured this out myself!! Sorry I can't figure out how to delete this thread!
     
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