In this problem, we are dealing with the superposition of waves. We have two waves approaching each other.
The figure is a snapshot graph at t = 0s of two waves approaching each other at 1.0 m/s. Draw six snapshot graphs, stacked vertically, showing the string at 1s intervals from t = 1s to t = 6s.
t = 1s
t = 2s
t = 3s
t = 4s
t = 5s
t = 6s
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