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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)9) In what direction is the wave traveling?10) On the same rope, how would increasing the wavelength of the wave change the period of oscillation?

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For a wave moving in the positive x-direction:

y(x,t)=Asin(kx-ωt)

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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)

9) In what direction is the wave traveling?

10) On the same rope, how would increasing the wavelength of the wave change the period of oscillation?

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