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Problem: A transverse harmonic wave travels on a rope according to the following expression:y(x,t) = 0.12sin(2.1x + 17.6t)a) What is the wavelength of the wave?b) What is the speed of the wave?

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Wavelength, λ:

λ = 2π/k 

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A transverse harmonic wave travels on a rope according to the following expression:

y(x,t) = 0.12sin(2.1x + 17.6t)

a) What is the wavelength of the wave?

b) What is the speed of the wave?

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