In this problem, we are required to apply concepts regarding wave equations.
The equation of a wave travelling in the positive x-direction is:
A wave on a string is described by D(x,t) = (2.0cm)•sin[2π(x/(8.4m) + t/(0.24s) +1)], where x is in m and t is in s.
1. In what direction is this wave traveling?
a. in the positive x-direction
b. in the negative x-direction
c. in other direction
2. What is the wave speed?
3. What is the frequency?
4. What is the wave number?
5. At t = 0.84s, what is the displacement of the string at x = 4.9 m?
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