Lesson: Modeling One-Dimensional Transverse WavesPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to use amplitude, wave number, angular frequency, and phase shift to model the transverse motion of a one-dimensional wave.
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A transverse wave moves along a string at m/s. The wave’s amplitude is 20.0 cm and its wavelength is 0.500 m. How much time is required for a point on the string to move through a vertical distance of 5.00 km?
A wave is modelled with the function , where is measured in meters and is measured in seconds.
What is the wave’s amplitude?
What is the wave’s wave number?
What is the wave’s angular frequency?
What is the wave’s speed?
What is the phase shift of the wave?
What is the wave’s wavelength?
What is the wave’s period?
A transverse wave on a string is modeled with the wave function , where is measured in centimeters. What is the height of the string with respect to the equilibrium position at a position and a time ? Give your answer to 2 significant figures.