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wave motion eqn can be applid for two waves differ in considerable frequenc6y?

wave motion eqn can  be applid for two waves differ in considerable frequenc6y?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Aman Bansal
592 Points
9 years ago

Dear Nishant,

he diagrams at the right show several "snapshots" of the production of a wave within a rope. The motion of the disturbance along the medium after every one-fourth of a period is depicted. Observe that in the time it takes from the first to the last snapshot, the hand has made one complete back-and-forth motion. A period has elapsed. Observe that during this same amount of time, the leading edge of the disturbance has moved a distance equal to one complete wavelength. So in a time of one period, the wave has moved a distance of one wavelength. Combining this information with the equation for speed (speed = distance/time), it can be said that the speed of a wave is also the wavelength/period.

Since the period is the reciprocal of the frequency, the expression 1/f can be substituted into the above equation for period. Rearranging the equation yields a new equation of the form:

Speed = Wavelength • Frequency

The above equation is known as the wave equation. It states the mathematical relationship between the speed (v) of a wave and its wavelength () and frequency (f). Using the symbolsv, and f, the equation can be rewritten as

v = f • 

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